National Geographic : 1937 Oct
COSTUME PAGEANTS IN THE FRENCH PYRENEES "REDCAPS" AND THEIR GIRLS JOIN HANDS AS IF TO RING-A-ROSY Delighted with The Geographic's efforts to record fast-disappearing traditional costumes, the president of Castillon's folk-dance society rounded up these townsfolk, who ransacked trunks for clothes in which to pose before the color camera. © National Geographic Society r inlay rnotograpns Dy V. 1ooert ivioore DANCE PARTNERS ARE CAREFUL NOT TO STEP ON THE GIRLS' TOES! The pointed wooden " dancing pumps " were originally for looks, however, not for defense. Worn at the Feast of the Assumption (August 15) and on Michaelmas (September 29), the costumes of Bethmale differ strikingly from those of Castillon and other places only a few miles away.