National Geographic : 1927 Aug
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE PEASANT DEVOTION FINDS EXPRESSION IN MANY A RUSTIC CALVARY The fields and byways of Alsace are plentifully dotted with crosses and shrines to the Virgin or to some patron saint, and the peasants always do them reverence in passing. This one is on the Barr Plain, a region famous for its hops. © National Geographic Society Autochromes Lumiere by Gervais Courtellemont READY FOR CHURCH The bows of heavy ribbon which Alsatian girls wear on their heads indicate their religious affili ation. Protestants wear black while Catholic women wear bright colors, especially red and plaids.