Life in gardens: the Ellipse

What means this tumult in a vestal’s veins? . . .*

Maypole, 1925, Library of CongressMay pole dancing on the Ellipse, Washington, D.C., May 1, 1925, by National Photo Company, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection.

Maypole dance, 1925, via Library of CongressClick on the photos for larger views.


*Alexander Pope, from “Eloisa to Abelard

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