National Geographic : 1938 Nov
TRISTAN DA CUNHA, ISLES OF CONTENTMENT "CARL" INTRODUCED PEDIGREED BLOOD TO IMPROVE TRISTAN'S HERDS Mildly curious, the young Ayrshire bull (page 680), stands at the entrance to his thatched stall. Cattle are kept for their milk; meat is a luxury rarely served. Grassy slopes support about 700 sheep that provide wool for clothing and mutton for holidays and special feasts. Photographs from Authenticated News HOMEMADE MOCCASINS ARE THE "LAST WORD" IN FASHIONABLE FOOTWEAR Hide of bullock or donkey is preferred for the best shoes, although sheepskin is also used. Light, soft, hand-sewn footwear fits snugly over stockings knit from yarn spun from the fleece of local sheep. Recently, the Netherlands sent a large gift of wooden clogs, which seem to have reduced the asthma that afflicted some of the people.