National Geographic : 1921 Jul
Photograph by Crete, Ltd. INSIDE A BRETON HOME The one-room Breton farmhouses have floors of hard-trodden earth; the ceilings are ribbed withrough-hewn rafters, from which hang knives, forks, pans, pots, dishes, and other household articles. The beds, or bunks, one above another, occupy niches inthethick walls and have sliding panels, to be closed when the beds are not in use. Beneath the bottom bunk is usually a compartment wherethe family linen isstored. Sunlight and fresh air are strangers to such interiors.