National Geographic : 1919 Jun
Photograph by Harriet Chalmers Adams BENGUET BRIDES OF LUZON, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS The little women in the picture are aged thirteen and fourteen. One of the bridegrooms is seen in the background. Benguet women wear blouses as well as skirts, and cloth wrapped about the head, forming a sort of turban. They are very fond of ornaments, and smoke small brass pipes. the disposal of the teachers and schools, making it possible for these geographic pictures to be published at an exceedingly low figure. The Society whole-heartedly devoted its energies and talents to winning the war, and with far-seeing patriotism also plans ahead for the new America, striv ing to create still better standards of teaching and to fill the demands which these advanced standards require. Pictures in the schools will solve one phase of the gigantic problem of the re organization of our education, because they can give the pupil an adequate knowledge of our great country. That knowledge is the sound basis of all pa triotism. The National Geographic Society, through its PICTORIAL GEOGRAPHY* series, is especially glad to present, as the largest scientific organization in the world, its wealth of geographic knowledge to the vast army of American school children in such a way as to help to make each child a worthy citizen of our country and a benefactor of his fellow-man. *For details of the PICTORIAL GEOGRAPHY series, see announcement elsewhere in this is sue of THE GEOGRAPHIC.