National Geographic : 1942 Jul
The National Geographic Magazine Enoch Perkins Indo-Chinese Women Wield Spade and Mattock, Though Not Enthusiastically A hidden worker, plying a spade, makes the central figure seem to be a three-armed woman. This group was preparing an ore-stocking platform at a chromite mine. Mining companies importing Indo-Chinese labor have brought in women in the proportion of one to three. A few women work in the mines (Plate I). Enoch Perkins Seven South Sea Stalwarts Revert to Primitive Garb Decked out in palm-leaf necklaces and patterned cloth turbans and scarves, husky Loyalty Islanders are dressed up for Sunday. White on their heads is quicklime, which kills parasites and bleaches their hair, of which they are very proud (Plate VIII).