National Geographic : 1947 May
Cruising Colombia's "01' Man River" Open-toed Sandals Fit the Stirrups of a Hard-riding Plantation Overseer Equipped with lariat, chaps, riding crop, and machete, he regularly inspects the cane fields. Few Colombian farms are mechanized. Oxen plow fields as in the days of the Conquistadores. © National Geographic Society Kodachromes by Amos Burg Seven-year-old Girls in White Carry Lilies to Their First Communion Their sheer dresses and veils follow tradition for this Roman Catholic sacrament. It usually takes place in May when flowers bloom abundantly. Spanish explorers proclaimed Christianity in Colombia in 1509.