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Silversterchläuse

Minnesotastan found this 1944 photograph titled “Alter Silvester in Urnäsch” at FOTOGRAFÍA and did some investigating. Silvester means New Years Eve, so the child is not asking for treats on Halloween, as one might assume. Commenters helped fill in the blanks. To specify further: technically the boy’s not carrying a cow bell but a trychel (Treichel [...]