National Geographic : 1938 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE FOR WINDY WINTERS ON THE PLAIN, OVERCOATS ARE THICK Rough blanket cloth in this driver's embroidered, streamlined, galeproof garment is almost too heavy to wrinkle. Horizons seem limitless here, yet this fenceless steppe lies within the "city limits" of Kecskemet, population 82,000, more than ten times the area of San Francisco. Photographs by John Patric SHEEPSKIN MANTLES, SHEPHERDS SAY, SHED BOTH HEAT AND COLD Fur coats are worn summer and winter by the pup and his master. Intelligent Hungarian sheep dogs, which obey a word or a wave of the hand, are used also by cattlemen and swineherds. On the distant horizon, when the steppe is hot in summer, there sometimes appears mysterious Fata Morgana, a cruel mirage conjured, legend says, by Morgan le Fay, an evil fairy, to deceive tired travelers.