National Geographic : 1962 Aug
Boys paint saucer-size clamshells and small er scallop shells to sell as ashtrays at a road side stand in Wellfleet. Swiss-born Arnold Geissbuhler shapes plaster into sculpture in his studio on Scargo Lake in Dennis. Bird life and landscapes just outside the window inspire many of his creations. Although he and his wife Elisa beth often work and study abroad, their Cape Cod home keeps calling them back. The Cape lures artists and men of letters. Poet Conrad Aiken lives in Brewster, Cape Cod historian Henry C. Kittredge in Barn stable. John Dos Passos, among many other writers, has summered here, as did play wright Eugene O'Neill. His works were first staged by the young Provincetown Players. Salt Air Silvers a Cape Cod Cottage in Sagamore Early Cape couples often began married life in a modest half-house. As the family increased, they added a balancing section and perhaps an ell. Such expanding houses gained renown as Cape Cod cottages, and the design spread across the United States. KODACHROMESBY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICPHOTOGRAPHERDEAN CONGER© N.G.S.