National Geographic : 1938 Jan
Photograph byJohn Patric JUVENILE CHRISTMAS MINSTRELS TRAMP SNOWY ROADS OF HILLY NORTHERN HUNGARY Rudolf Balogh excavates a camera from cluttered Topolino to photograph a troupe of boys, carrying staves and a miniature church, and dressed asWise Men, prophets, and shepherds. From house to house they go, giving simple, plotless plays and singing carols. Gifts of food, rarely coins, reward them. "Old men" arebearded with raveled rope; little girls, often playing cherubim, wear goose wings. Though this country is intensively cultivated, no houses arevisible here; farmers liveinvillages.