National Geographic : 1937 May
Photograph by Edgar S. Aldrich IN DAZZLING APRONS, SERBIAN FARM GIRLS GO TO TOWN Costumes of country folk color the streets of Belgrade, Yugoslavia's capital, on market day. Skipper and Crew were guests of one of the Russian exiles who settled here after the overthrow of the Tsar. "WANTYOUR FORTUNE TOLD?" Perched on her painted cart,this young girlisoneofthethousands ofgypsies that roam the Balkans. A ruler ofRomania, in1478, granted herancestors "freedom of air and soil to wander about and free fireand iron fortheir smithy."