National Geographic : 1951 Apr
557 Baby's Primitive Pacifier Is a Gob of Blubber Pierced with a Stick Some Little Diomede babies are breast-fed, a few up to the age of five. Others get canned-milk formulas (page 560). This swaddled girl contentedly sucks a greasy mouthful of seal meat. The stick prevents swallowing. + Oscar Pops into His Parlor; His Door Is a Hole in the Floor Little Diomede preserves two doorless, centuries-old stone houses. These strange dwellings shut out the wind, not with storm windows and weather stripping, but with walls of solid stone. Entrance is gained to the one room, not by a door cut in a side, but by a 30-foot rock tunnel leading to a hole in the floor. A roof shaft admits air; light filters through a walrus-membrane skylight. Right: This stone house has a storm-shed door.