National Geographic : 1937 Jun
Where Bretons Wrest a Living from the Sea Photograph by F. W. Goro WHITE COIFS BOW OVER PURSES AS BRETON HOUSEWIVES COUNT THEIR SOUS Thrifty, they take stock of funds while riding home from market across a bay in Brittany. The white lace headdress, beribboned and starched, varies in style in the different cantons (pages 761 and 765). Seagirt Brit tany, westernmost tip of France, was named after Britain, homeland of Celtic colonists who fled here to escape Saxon invaders during the fifth and sixth centuries. A seafaring race, the Bretons number among their cele brated sailors Jacques Cartier, discoverer of the St. Lawrence River. Mr. Goro's photographs depict life in the Guerande peninsula, southern Brittany.