National Geographic : 1944 Feb
Buxom Ceres Offers the Fruits of a Bountiful Soil Not the queen of southern "mammies" is she, but an outdoor vendor in San Crist6bal. In hand-hewn tray she holds oranges, onions, and plantains. The starchy, bananalike plantain serves as the Dominican's potato (page 198). Watermelon-size Gourds Become Two-gallon Buckets Dried and hardened, their shells arethesmall farmer's equivalent ofthe almost universal oil tin. Theheavy fruit isareminder of thecacao pod growing out of its tree trunk (Plate III). Machetes serve even intreetops.