National Geographic : 1934 May
© National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by Amos Burg ACROBATIC ACTING RAISES A THIRST The Siamese drama and dance are a series of complicated gesture postures which require great skill in execution. Grace is acquired only by most rigid training while the actor is young. These three young girls, aged six to twelve years, belong to a junior troupe. FEATHER FANS ARE SOUVENIR FAVORITES Spade-shaped fans of duck, goose, and chicken feathers, dyed inbright colors, are bought by visitors toAyudhya, formerly capital ofSiam. This woman has short-cropped hair, once common, but now being displaced by modern styles.