National Geographic : 1938 Jun
Finlay Photographs by Richard H.Stewart PAINTING IN THE LEE OF CANTON ISLAND'S "CANNON" Mr. Bittinger portrays on canvas Dr. Richtmyer's driving clock nicknamed by his colleagues the "oil derrick." The structure houses equipment for studying the polarization of corona light. In the background stands Dr. Gardner's corona camera. SUCH RED QUILLS GRACED GIRLS' HATS OF THE GAY NINETIES Polynesian chiefs alsodecked their headdresses with the long, wiry feathers which distinguishthe red-tailed tropic- orboatswain-bird. To snatch the scarlet mediantail quills, the purloiner waves one hand to attract the bird's attention, and quickly plucks them with hisother.