National Geographic : 1928 Oct
Photographs by G. Heurlin A LITTLE TOUCH OF HOLLAND Windmills are rare on the Swedish mainland, but a number are left on the island of Oland. If the wind gets too strong, the wings can be folded by means of the ropes attached at the center. Baltic Oland is very ancient. Stone Age people inhabited it. Later came Romans and Anglo-Saxons, leaving coins of their period as proof of occupancy. "BLESSED IS HETHAT CONSIDERETH THE POOR" This peculiar poor box stands outside achurch ofDoderhult, inSma land. The coin slit is under thehat. The inscription, ending with the quotation from the Psalms, may berendered freely asfollows: "Ibeg you kindly, though my voice isweak, perhaps, tocome and drop acoin. But before you do so, lift up myhat."