PICTURES OF CHANGE IN PARADISE At the Turn of the 20th Century in American Samoa  ​has been selected for hard cover binding by the Library of Congress (LOC) in Washington, D.C. for the public to read and research in the Jefferson and Adams Reading Rooms at the LOC!​ This book highlights a recovered photo album and showcases 52 black & white pictures (enhanced professional photos) plus 3 more from her family collection which are inclusive of Photo Galleries of Ceremonial & Traditional Dress, Places, Landscape, Historic Buildings, the Fitafita (Island Naval Military) and the U.S. Naval Station, Tutuila, Pago Pago, American Samoa, circa 1910. This book also highlights the Fine Art of Siapo (tapa) by an American Samoa Community College Art Teacher.  

Author: Karen Wheat
Independent Editor:
John Enright
Free-Lance Graphic Designers in Michigan:
Nancy Karas and Todd Johnson
Alison Nordstrom PhD, Independent Scholar
John Enright, American Samoa Historic Preservation Officer, retired 
Illustrator of Siapo:
Regina (Reggie) Meredith, Professor of Art at American Samoa Community College, MFA from 

San Diego State University

ISBN - 13: 978-0-9979995-0-1     ISBN - 10: 0-9979995-0-0

​LCCN#: 2016915985         LC Classification DU819.T8 W44 201       Dewey Classification#: 996.1/3


​​At the Turn of the 20th Century in American Samoa©

by Karen Wheat

​​​​​​​​​​Collection of 55 Rare Historical Photos of American Samoa 

Illus. 18. Samoan Belles©

         Illus. 43. A Fitafita (c) 

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    ​Illus. 35. Mauga, A Judge (c)

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Illus. 44. A Tulafale©

Illus. 8. Taupou of Leone©

 "​​A recovered family photo album showcases the early days of American Samoa under a naval administration from 1907 to 1913.  Wheat's debut collection is a passionate combination of the personal and historical, culminating in her investigations into a family album of 52 black-and-white photographs and tales of an "Uncle Dwyer" who spent time in the American Samoa islands."​

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