National Geographic : 1940 Feb
SOME FRENCH PASTORALS C National Geographic Society Kodachrome by llarrison llowell \\ alker STANDING ON TOP OF THFE WORLD, TIHE COCK OF FRANCE CROWS VICTORIOUSLY Perched on a symbolic stone ball, the national bird crowns the Vimoutiers monument to World War heroes. On market day, flowers compete with bicycle parts along crowded sidewalks. Fruits and vegetables splash the village square beneath shadeless, close-cropped trees. Canvas keeps candy from weeping in the midday heat, and saves silks and cottons from bleaching. To the Halle au Beurre (butter hall) close by, farmers bring butter and eggs and cheese for auction.