National Geographic : 1934 Aug
Natural Color Photographs by Hans Hildenbrand © National Geographic Society IN SWITZERLAND 24 DISTINCT TYPES OF COSTUMES ARE PRESERVED FORFETE DAYS Each of the 22 cantons, of which two are partitioned into independent halves, has its peculiar style of dress for both sexes, aswell as separate parlia ment, local government, and officials. The girls on the left smilingly present the garb of the Inner-Rhoden division ofAppenzell. Costly chains ofchased silver or gold, attached to the guimpe, flash against tight velvet bodices. On the right, a daughter of Samaden inUpper Engadine displays her frock of warm cloth suitable to the rigorous climate (compare Color Plate VI).