National Geographic : 1913 Mar
Photo by Emma G. Cummings GREEK PEASANT AT MYCEN "At Megara the native costume appears at its best. It is rarely seen anywhere nowadays, and has almost wholly disappeared from the cities. But for the Evzones, or household troops, the fustanella would be as rare a sight in Athens as the classic garb, which is worn only by Americans" (see text, page 303). Photo and copyright by International Press Photo Co. GREEK IN SUNDAY COSTUME Showing the fustanella, the kilt ofwhite cotton orlinen, which is worn very full and starched.Itisworn by theGreek peasants on holidays and by the royal bodyguard oftheKing ofGreece. Itis, however, of Albanian ratherthan ofGreek origin, and isfound inthe Albanian colonies in southernItaly.