National Geographic : 1937 Oct
COSTUME PAGEANTS IN THE FRENCH PYRENEES THE "GRAND MARSHAL" OF THE VILLAGE PARADE RIDES SIDESADDLE WITH HIS LAI)Y Joining a throng of dancers in the square of Amelie-les-Bains, in the French Pyrenees, the leading man and his partner will hold aloft a scarlet sash to form an arch. Beneath it run couples holding hands, after which they wind through the streets and finish with a lively dance around the square. A SONG-AND-DANCE SEPTET TAKES THE STAGE Out of the moth balls came these colorful old-time costumes for the festival at Amelie-les-Bains. The Government fosters such fetes to preserve traditional folk dances. Many were photographed in color by Mr. Moore, Geographic staff representative, who motored the length of the French Pyrenees.