National Geographic : 1941 May
Samoa-South Sea Outpost of the U. S. Navy 627 Photograph by Truman Bailey from Three Lions A Samoan Family Feast-Ripe Fruits Piled High on Cool Banana Leaves Coconuts, bananas, papayas, mangoes, and avocados grow in profusion. Among the vegetables are bread fruit, taro, and yams. Most important crop is the coconut. Samoa's only export is copra, dried kernel of the ripe coconut. From it oil is extracted for soap and salad oil, and for glycerin, used in dynamite and smokeless powder.