National Geographic : 1931 May
GRIMM'S FAIRYLAND IN NORTHWESTERN GERMANY SCHWALMER FASHIONS COME DIRECT FROM THE 16TH CENTURY A Rip van Winkle of Hesse might awake to-day from a 400-year nap beside the Schwalm River and find nothing to startle him in the appearance of the people. © National Geographic Society Natural Color Photographs by Hans Hildenbrand COSTUMES OF ANCIENT STYLE SERVE ON ALL OCCASIONS The water carrier wears a working-day gown. The other two girls and the young man are resplendent in holiday attire. Muffinlike caps and full skirts, billowed out by voluminous petticoats, dominate the feminine mode, and the knee-length coat is the correct thing for all males.