“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.”
Hotel in Cascadia, Oregon, 1925, via Gerald W. Williams Collection, OSU (Oregon State University) Special Collections & Archives Commons on flickr.
I love that rustic bench on the right side of the porch. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)
George Geisendorfer opened a resort at Cascadia Springs in 1896, offering what he called the “curative powers” of the local mineral spring water. The resort included a hotel, garden, croquet course, tennis courts, and bowling alley. After the hotel burned, the 300-acre property was acquired by the state of Oregon and is now the site of Cascadia State Park.
Unidentified family at Mount Sylvia, Queensland, ca. 1901, photographer unknown, via State Library of Queensland Commons on flickr.
“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.
Front porch, Chanute, Kansas, November 1940, by John Vachon for the U.S. Office of War Information, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.