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Open-Air Hungarian Mothers' Meeting in Progress

OPEN-AIR HUNGARIAN MOTHERS' MEETING IN PROGRESS

The Matyo women of Mezökövesd have a strange custom of "bolstering" their babies-in-arms. These immense pillows are of the softest down, covered with bright material often gorgeously decorated with fancy patterns in coloured silks and cottons. The young mother on the left seems fully aware that her person and pillow bear eloquent witness to her artistic taste and nimble fingers

Three Generations of a Magyar Peasant Family

THREE GENERATIONS OF A MAGYAR PEASANT FAMILY

Hungary is one of the healthiest countries in Europe, and the Magyars are accounted as one of the handsomest races. Originally, they came from Central Asia, and, according to many a learned Orientalist, are of Turko-Tartar stock, mixed with the Finn-Ugrian branch of the Ural-Altaic family. The Magyars are a proud, high-spirited, brave, and hospitable people, of tall and athletic frame