“Arranging flowers for alter on last day of service at Japanese Independent Congregational Church, prior to
evacuation [internment],” Oakland, California, April 26, 1942, by Dorothea Lange for the U.S. War Relocation Authority, via National Archives Commons on flickr.
All along the Pacific coast — from 1942 to January 1945 — over 110,000 people of Japanese heritage were forced into internment camps. Sixty-two percent were American citizens.
In 1988, in the Civil Liberties Act, the U.S. Government admitted that its actions had been based on “race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership.”
I love tulips better than any other spring flower; they are the embodiment of alert cheerfulness and tidy grace. . . .
― Elizabeth von Arnim, Elizabeth and Her German Garden
To see what other garden bloggers have put in a vase today, please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
Orange tulips on the mantelpiece after a week alone in the house, while we were off traveling. I love the way cut tulips change as they fade.
To see what other bloggers have put in a vase today, please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
“Table set in preparation for a banquet at Queens Hotel, Townsville,” Queensland, ca. 1885, photographer unknown, via State Library of Queensland on flickr.
Click on the image to enlarge it. Or, even better, you can click on ‘via’ above and then on that image to zoom around all the details. (I love all the various ways the napkins are folded.)
Or, if you would like to see some creative current table arrangements made by other garden bloggers, please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for “In a vase on Monday.”
“Lady in White,” ca. 1905, by Dwight A. Davis, via Museum of Photographic Arts Commons on flickr.
That’s a cat at the bottom of the steps.