Women’s History Wednesday:
As part of its project to document the history of Iowa Latinas and their families, the Iowa Women’s Archives preserves and makes accessible the records of the LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) Council 10 of Davenport, Iowa.
Mexicans arrived in Iowa as early as the 1880s, and by the 1920s boxcar communities had grown up near railroad yards in towns such as Fort Madison, Davenport, and Bettendorf. During the mid-20th century, second- and third-generation Mexican Americans fought for civil rights through organizations such as Davenport’s LULAC Council 10, founded in 1959 and still going strong today.
Pictured here is a LULAC Christmas party from the early 1960s, showing a blend of traditional activities such as pinata games alongside an early example of what has become an internet phenomenon — the “Scared of Santa” photo.
Alphonse Mucha, “The Slav Epic”, a cycle of 20 wide paintings narrating the Slavic Historia (1910-1928)
Horst Antes (German, b. 1936), Grünes Stilleben [Green still life], 1976. Lithograph on paper, 36.1 x 29.5 cm (69 x 51 cm).
Joseph’s Dream of Grain and Stars by Owen Jones from “The History of Joseph and His Brethren” (Day & Son, 1869).
秋が短いとか急に寒くなったとか言っちゃったけど、今日はポカポカでした〜。これって小春日和っていうんでしょうかね。 #雀 #鳥 #動物 #自然 #写真 #東京 #小春日和 #ポカポカ
Phylliidae, Grant Museum of Zoology, London
Dry leaf insect in a cardboard museum box with glass top.
Red-shafted Flicker (Colaptes auratus cafer)
"Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as an escape."-Bell Hooks (via mishproductions)
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (British, b. 1977), Complication, 2013
For Beginners, 2001
oil on linen
30 x 30 inches
76.2 x 76.2 cm