National Geographic : 1936 Aug
WRINKLES, BROOM, AND STRINGY HAIR-BEWARE THE WITCH! Evil spirits are most easily repelled by mimicking their appearance! Male impersonators borrow laced bodices and many-plaited skirts from their wives, who may watch the ceremonies but may not participate. Photographs byIrancis U. ruerst THIS JOVIAL SORCERER MAY BE ADMIRAL OF THE DEVIL'S NAVY A striped candylike stickserves for his magic sceptre. Perhaps the bird on top indicates that in real life heraises canaries. Known asthe"city ofthe old fountains," Imst nestles inavalley on the southern slopes ofthe Lechtaler Alps.