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The Alpine Race in Western and Central Europe

FIG. 1 (3 views). A Basque from Vizcaya, Spain. This blond Basque was rufous and freckled in childhood; his curly hair and facial features give him an Irish appearance. Nevertheless his general racial classification is with the Alpine group. This is an un- common type for a Basque, since most of them are Atlanto-Mediterraneans and Dinarics.

FIG. 2 (3 views). A perfect example of a French Alpine. This individual is a Parisian, but his mother came from the Pyrenees.

FIG. 3 (3 views). A Ladin-speaking Swiss from the Canton of Ticino (Tessin). A fully brunet Alpine, typical of southeastern Switzerland and northem Italy.

FIG. 4 (3.views). A Czech from Bohemia, Alpine morphologically but not as brachycephalic as the Alpine mean.

Source: The Races of Europe, Carleton S. Coon, The MacMillian Company, New York, 1948