National Geographic : 1951 Jun
© National Geographic Society 780 Kodachromes by Volkmar Wentzel 4 Austrian Cowgirl Leads Liesl, Her New Milker, Home Through the Alps This young lady returns from Schruns, where her father bought the cow at a cattle fair. She lives in the scenic Montafon Valley, a part of Vorarlberg, Austria's westernmost Province. In many ways Vorarlbergers resemble their neighbors the Swiss. Right: A pigtailed Tyrolese, seen at a celebration in Jochberg, carries a cask of Enzian schnapps, a liquor made from roots of the gentian, an Alpine wildflower. She sells the drink in eyecup-size glasses. Two customers wear suits which, originating in Styria, have become popular all over Austria. Flannel-like material called Loden is trimmed in green; buttons are made from antlers.