Hanauri (flower vendor), Tokyo, Japan, between ca. 1840 and 1866, a woodcut print attributed to Matsumoto Kōzan, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
A chrysanthemum seller in Japan, ca. 1890, photographer unknown, via Photographic Heritage on flickr (under CC license).
Blooming cherry trees in Nagasaki, Japan, an hand-colored souvenir photo collected by Nikolaj Gerasimov, ca. 1900, via Society of Swedish Literature in Finland Commons on flickr.
Hotel de Montross (or Montross Hotel), Biloxi, Mississippi, ca. 1900, via Cooper Postcard Collection, Mississippi Department of Archives and History Commons on flickr.
Because of its waterfront location, Beloxi has been a summer resort town since the first half of the 1800s. The Hotel de Montross — facing the Mississippi Sound — was one of its oldest hotels. Today, it is long gone, with a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino located on approximately the same spot.
(There’s another picture of the hotel’s grounds here.)
“Log house at Silver Lake, Akron, Ohio,” between 1905 and 1909, by Illustrated Post Card Co., via Walter Havighurst Special Collections, Miami University Libraries Commons on flickr.
. . . I care less and less
about the shapes of shapes because forms
change and nothing is more durable than feeling.
— Terrance Hayes, from “What it Look Like“
“J.D. Irvine Residence, Brownsville[, Oregon],” ca. 1918, via Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Commons on flickr.
What is green? the grass is green,
With small flowers between.
— Christina Rossetti, from “Color“