National Geographic : 1945 Jul
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Giles Greville Healey Graceful Wives Balancing Water Jars Pay No Heed to Atitlan Volcano, Their Mist-shrouded Neighbor (Plate II) Long red skirts and purple-stripe blouses are Santiago Atitlan styles, as are the red-halo hair bands (Plate VII). Thatched roofs suggest anAfrican village, but walls are of lava, as are the fences. As it crumbles, this volcanic rock becomes extremely fertile. Soil and altitude here combine tomake good coffee land.