National Geographic : 1940 Jun
UNDER SWEDISH ROOFS AND SKIES © National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Volkmar Wentzel IN TIME-HALLOWED GARB, VILLAGERS LEAVE RATTVIK'S HISTORIC CHURCH On Sundays men don short, yellow chamois trousers, stockings with red knee tassels, and long blue coats trimmed in red. Bright multicolored aprons and linen blouses are the women's finery in this Siljan Lake resort town of Sweden. Four centuries ago, Gustavus Vasa stood in the old church yard and exhorted parishioners to rise against their Danish rulers. Here he set in motion the forces that gained Swedish independence.