National Geographic : 1939 Apr
Photograph by Axel H. Oxholm SILVERSMITH LIEST0L NEED NOT LOCK HIS SHOWCASE "People in the country districts of Norway do not steal," is the author's simple statement. This Setesdal craftsman, like many other farmers, devotes spare time to fashioning brooches, pins, rings, and bracelets of silver and gold to tempt souvenir-hunting travelers. ©A.B.Wilse LEATHER-SEATED BREECHES LAST LONG In past centuries Norwegian men enlisted invarious European armies and brought back fashionnotes from the Continent. This thrifty Setesdal farmer told the photographer that his reinforced overalls were patterned after old Spanish cavalry uniforms. Here hestacks barley on adrying pole.