National Geographic : 1936 Feb
Photograph by Stanley Toogood FOR NEARLY 300 YEARS ENGLISH COLONISTS HAVE BOUGHT AND SOLD INNASSAU'S MAIN STREET It looks empty now, but on "steamer days" the town swarms with shoppers from the passing ship. Besides such things as linens, hosiery, perfumes, woolens, gloves, and brushes, priced low here because of low import duties, the visiting customers buy fruits new tothem, postcards, English smoking tobacco, carved coconut shells, walking sticks, black dolls in native dress, sea shells, beads made of colored seeds, and liquors. Horses and carriages are more numerous than automobiles in many West Indies ports. A local merchant has adapted the "Eventually-Why Not Now" slogan to his merchandise.