National Geographic : 1939 Jan
© National Geographic society A PIGEON TELLS CHILDREN'S FORTUNES For centuries Turkey lay under the spell of "kismet," or fate. Such superstitions are now discouraged, but as an amusement this bird is still allowed to choose from hundreds of slips of paper an omen for children. Finlay Photographs by Bernard F.Rogers, Jr. CLOGS, EASILY REMOVED, NEVER ENTER HOME ORMOSQUE Wooden shoes are worn inthe Turkish bath, during religious ablutions, and on muddy days. ThisBursa cobbler, Hajji Baba, makes the soles of his sabots of wood, the straps ofleather.