National Geographic : 1940 Sep
Flotograpn courtesy r.vW. A. Natives of St. Croix, Now United States Citizens, Harvest Sugar Cane After a day of preliminary celebration, these Virgin Islanders buckle down to four or five months of labor in thefields, cutting the crop byhand. Sugar and rum are their most valuable exports. Though long under Danish rule, most of them speak English and are proud to be United States citizens (Plate VII and pages 294, 308).