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Breton Couple in Picturesque Bridal Array

BRETON COUPLE IN PICTURESQUE BRIDAL ARRAY

They have been to the mairie for the civil ceremony, and are about to go on to the church for the religious service. The bridegroom has the air of a bold cavalier, the bride's dress is enriched with beautiful lace, the best man wears his best attire, and even the horse looks gay with tasselled harness. The first step towards marriage often takes place at a Pardon.

In a Potato Field of the Cotes du Nord

IN A POTATO FIELD OF THE COTES DU NORD

The photographer has here caught a rural scene which, while it is in the Côtes du Nord, as the north-western section of Brittany is called, has much of the atmosphere of the pleasant countryside near Barbizon, where J. F. Millet painted his famous picture "The Angelus." Next to the fisheries, agriculture provides the peasants of Brittany with their most important means of livelihood