“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.”
“Still life with motifs of tulips,” by John Hertzbert, an autochrome made between 1904 and 1935, via Tekniska Museet (Sweden) on flickr (used under CC license).
This lantern slide was used in photography class lectures at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
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.
“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.”
Cut amaryllis flowers from the grocery store and nice orange berries from the ugly euonymus in the front yard.
I like orange and pink at Christmas.
The amaryllis started out long-stemmed — although not so long as these — but I cut them down as they started to fade a little after a week.
To see what other bloggers have put in a vase today, please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.