National Geographic : 1962 May
(ABOVE) AND HS EKTACHROME(OPPOSITE) BY DON E. BINEDELL; Women set seed potatoes as men spade. The tubers formed the mainstay of Tristan's diet, together with fish and sea birds and their eggs. Stone walls, serving as windbreaks and livestock guards, separated plots. Here worried villagers spent their last night on the island. Morning wash pummeled on a flat volcanic rock: Rosa Rogers bears one of only seven surnames found among the Islanders. Oxen Haul In Tristan's Harvest: Bagged Potatoes and Twisted Firewood Islanders wear white stockings of homespun wool. The cart rides on solid wheels; driftwood con tributed parts of its frame. Steers pull evergreen boughs gathered on the cliffs. Tristan had no cars or paved roads; its only motor vehicle was a trac tor. Livestock were left to forage on the island when the inhabitants abandoned their homes. 688 CHROM IS c) NG.5.