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In the Heyday of Health and Happiness

IN THE HEYDAY OF HEALTH AND HAPPINESS

Cool and composed, these comely sisters probably know what a pleasant picture they make by the side of the old village well. This costume, one of the many varieties of Bulgarian national dress, is home-spun and home-made, and displays its owner's love of gaudy colours

The Sturdy Men and Women Who Make "The Peasant State"

THE STURDY MEN AND WOMEN WHO MAKE "THE PEASANT STATE"

The Bulgarians, or Bulgars, are said to be descended from a Tartar tribe, who, towards the end of the seventh century swept over from the East and took possession of most of the Balkan territory. When the Turks appeared in the fourteenth century, Bulgaria became a province of European Turkey