National Geographic : 1934 Nov
COLD NICK" HIMSELF BRANDISHES AN UMBRELLA It looks like rain and the Indian under the horns and hair is taking no chances of getting his elaborate Carnival costume wet on the way to the church at Oruro. Incidentally, he has not bothered to remove his spurs. In such outlandish costumes as these the dances are carried on for three days and two nights, or longer. Photographs byE.E.Buchler NOW THE TOWN ISFULL OF NIGHTMARES! Here comes an evil spiritonhis way tochurch, of allplaces. Take off the horrendous mask with itshorns and, lo! it'sjust anIndian miner ofOruro having his fun, as his ancestors have had for generations. He bears ashield and a scepter somewhat likeapitchfork, and blazoned onhisstomach arethe points of the compass.