National Geographic : 1928 Dec
V_ ivauonai ueograpntc society Autochromes by Hans Hildenbrand THE WOMEN OF THE BLACK FOREST HOLD FAST TO THE MODES OF THEIRGRANDMOTHERS Such headdress heirlooms are sometimes inherited through ten or more generations. The girl at the left wears abridal bonnet of gilt and glass balls. Her wedding festivities may last for three days and nights, and everyone in her village is invited.When aguest atthe celebration gets tired, instead of going home, he simply goes upstairs to recuperate and then returns to the jollification below. Sometimes friends ofabride capture her on the day set for the wedding and make the bridegroom purchase her freedom at a cost of several barrels ofbeer.