National Geographic : 1927 Dec
Photograph from Hooker A. Doolittle TWO HEAVY-HEADED HEIRESSES OP TURKESTAN It took 30 pounds of coins to make each of these ornate headdresses, as worn by these Transcaspian nomad women. Because of their weight, these lavish hats are donned only on special occasions. Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams A DOLLARPRINCESS OF PALESTINE With her cash register complex, probably this maid will bewooed less for love than for money. Itisthescarcity ofbanks inthe East which compels people there to keeptheir savings incoins and jewelry.