National Geographic : 1939 Nov
Photograph byBorg Mesch DIVINE SERVICE OVER, DEVOUT LAPPS TRUDGE BACK TO THEIR HOMES THROUGH THE SNOW The photograph was made on an Easter Sunday from the belfry of the church in Jukkasjarvi, centuries-old Lapp village near Kiruna (page 674). OnMarch 25, the day of the Feast of the Annunciation, the church always is crowded for christenings, marriages, and funerals. The Lapps come insledges from allthe countryside for the various services. The bodies of many who died during the winter in the mountains are brought down forburial.