American persimmon, Diospyros virginiana L. (common persimmon). persimmons grow in a wide range of conditions. Native range is an area a little larger than the southeastern quadrant of the United States. Female flowers are bell-shaped, yellowish-green to creamy white, fragrant. Male flowers are more tubular and greenish-yellow. Large fleshy berry with several flattened seeds. Fruits are high in tannins and astringent when unripe, but sweet when mature; used in jams, puddings, breads…
A replica of the 10 light moulded crystal chandelier made for the Historical Mueseum of Gdansk in Poland. A Georgian style chandelier made in English lead crystal. Displayed with wax candles can be wired for electric. Image by Ken Crook
Black Crook Actress - Generally considered the first truly American musical drama, The Black Crook hit both coasts with the force of a theatrical typhoon. The original 1866 edition played in New York for a record-breaking 475 performances, and within months San Francisco had mounted three knock-offs. A garish fable based on the Faust legend, the show's charms included such glitzy new mechanical effects as an onstage waterfall, plus a platoon of beautiful women in flesh-colored tights.
We both agreed this one was the most comfortable and functional. Not the prettiest of the bunch but an old favorite of mine from a hawthorn crook. Anna was actually amazed at how much nicer it was to use than some of the more aesthetically pleasing ones. #eating #spoon #functionoverform #worksatreat #hawthorn #crook #bentbranch #handcarved #treen #spooncarving
Pair of gloves | museum no. 437 | Spanish, 16th c | These gloves were hand-knitted in stocking stitch from red silk and yellow silk wrapped with silver strip. They were made for a bishop and are decorated with religious symbols. These include a cross surmounting a heart, a shepherd's crook or bishop’s crozier to the left, and a reliquary to the right. The cuffs are patterned with geometric designs and a Greek wave motif appears on the fingers and wrist.
In 2005, a proposal to recognize several American Indian ties through the additional designation of the monolith as Bear Lodge National Historic Landmark met with opposition from the US Representative Barbara Cubin, arguing that a "name change will harm the tourist trade and bring economic hardship to area communities".