National Geographic : 1937 Feb
SCANTY CLOTHING IS ENCOURAGED IN THE TROBRIANDS Attempts to introduce cotton garments among the natives of the islands are frowned upon by the colonial administration, because tuberculosis and other diseases take a terrible toll, and sun-bathing in the warm climate is healthful. Many layers of grass make this young matron's skirt stick out like a ruff. THE HAUGHTY SONOF AN ISLAND CHIEF COMES ABOARD Ornaments of clamshells distend theears; hishair grows fuzzy and wild; his chest is deep and his arms powerful, asbecomes theprincipal young man ofSanta Catalina. Many islanders swarmed aboard, but girls nolonger swim out towel come strange ships-unless the mermaids chance tobeshort oftobacco!