National Geographic : 1915 Apr
Photo by Theron J. Damon UN1])EDUC\T 1I) PU'T 1 .\I'PY: ILLC.\ARIA Photo by 1Ic tcr Donaldson Jenkins BUL,GARIAN COLLIE, 1E STUDENTS: IS NOT r1i)l'CATI(N WORTH \VW1 II. "Often the daughter of an unlettered peasant, living in a remote village, after some years of schooling, will take her place in Sofia or Varna as a teacher or leader in civic betterment. Her peasant costume and knitted footwear she exchanges for a European dress in excellent taste. The heavy, falling braids of her hair she now arranges in the fashion of the day. Her manner becomes assured, yet modest, and she takes her place as a leader of a woman's reading club or a member of a hospital board with proper dignity. .. I was told in Sofia that women from the college were the greatest influence for higher ideals that the city possessed" (see text, page 398).