National Geographic : 1926 Mar
Photograph from Charles B. Keeler THIS TYPE OF PEASANT HOME IS DISAPPEARING IN TRANSYLVANIA AND IS BEING REPLACED BY STUCCO HOUSES The steep, high roof serves a dual purpose, forming a storeroom within and preventing snow from accumulating onitinwinter. The foundation of hard-packed earth serves as a floor inside. The older boys of a family never sleep indoors in summer time, but use acot on the porch orin the yard. The man standing is in characteristic Rumanian peasant costume-white homespun linen and broad, carved leather belt.