National Geographic : 1913 Oct
Photo by Frederick Moore GROUP OF RUMANIAN BOYS In Rumania boys often swear eternal brotherhood, and the church sets its seal on their choice at a service during which their feet are chained together. This kinship is as binding, both morally and legally, as that of blood. Girls in a similar manner adopt sisters of their choice, Photo by Frederick Moore A RUMANIAN DARBY AND JOAN The Rumanian farmerisamost attractive person and aninterest ing study as well. Intenselyproud and patriotic, he isasfrugal ashe is industrious. For the greater part oftheyear he lives onmamaliga a maize porridge-and vegetables. He rarely touches meat, and insome districts pork is eaten onlyon December 20-St. Hilary's Day. The couple in the picture are highlanders, ascan beseen from theman's round hat, the lowlanderspreferring thehigh conical cap oflambs' wool or felt.