National Geographic : 1951 Jun
© National Ueographic Society +f Tyrolese Miner-Musicians Wear Plumes in Place of Lamps Almost every Austrian village has its band. In min ing towns, the miners' guild takes charge. Helmets' crossed hammers, a time-honored insignia, identify the trade of these coal diggers, here celebrating a holiday near Jochberg. 1 xouaCnIroies uy VOIsIar elluzel " Steins Go Up in Toast to a Town; It's Matrei's 1,700th Birthday Bandsmen and riflemen came from all over the Tyrol to help the town celebrate. Costumed Roman legion aries, Gothic invaders, and medieval knights stopped traffic on the historic Brenner Pass road with an hours long parade. Here Matrei's own band relaxes (p. 753).