I am of the personal belief that redheads make the best anthropologists.
“Hundreds of service men prowling downtown Los Angeles mostly on foot — disorderly — apparently on prowl for Mexicans”
The reports of continued chaos continued to come in to the Commanders throughout the Eleventh Naval District. Reports of groups of “servicemen prowling downtown Los Angeles,” in groups of “10 to 150 men…carrying hammock clues, belts, knives and tire irons,” were disturbing to the Navy commanders. The riots were disruptive to the war effort and made maintaining good relations with Angelinos difficult as well.
Though in many press reports, the “zoot suiters” were seen as the instigators of the violence, the Navy’s records show a clear concern with the behavior of Naval personnel towards the Mexican community in Los Angeles.
Explore the 70th Anniversary of the Zoot Suit Riots through the records of the U.S. Navy. This report to the Commandant of the Eleventh Naval District is from records at the National Archives at Riverside (RG 181).
Photographer Yume Cyan has been recasting the fireflies around Nagoya City, Japan, as fairy lights in a series of long-exposure photos. The momentary flashing of each bug becomes part of a bioluminescent trail it winds through the trees.
You can see more (and larger) photos from this series at 500px, where you can also order prints of the photographs. http://500px.com/yume-
AMAM Year in Review: This small group of photos showcases the variety of public programs offered at the Allen Memorial Art Museum during the 2012-13 academic year. From First Thursday events for students and the public, to a scholarly symposium on the Renaissance, and community day events for kids and the family, it was a very academic year.
While some of our galleries will close to be re-installed over the summer, we will still be offering public programs, such as youth camps, regular Frank Lloyd Wright open houses, and the eighth annual Oberlin Chalk Walk!! Stay tuned!
Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) taking a break on the grassy slopes of the National Bison Range, near Dixon, Montana. They were resting about twenty feet from our car and did not seem to mind our quiet audience.
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