patriotism

Flowers with Sass


                Flowers have always had meaning within art. Though the craze for flower language in England did not start until the nineteenth century, the choice of flowers within this textile is quite deliberate as it combines flowers native to both Britain and the Americas in ways that they would not appear in nature. While a designer cannot be identified for this pattern, it is most likely that he or she knew the meanings of these flowers when combining them.
flowers, printed fabrics, Bromley Hall, nasturtium, patriotism, passion flower, daffodil

Electrification for a Better Biscuit


By the 1930s, the vast majority of American urban dwellers had access to electricity in their homes and businesses.  But those in impoverished rural areas were often not serviced by private electric companies, who believed that it was not cost-effective for them to invest in extending power lines into areas of the country that would generate only a handful of new customers.
Lester Beall, poster, graphic design, electricity, advertising, cooking, domestic life, dots, screenprint, patriotism, New Deal