Monthly Archive: December 2014

The Holiday Season, December 1914

In December of 1914, the U.S. was several years out from entry into the First World War.  At the time, there was a great deal of opposition to American involvement in what was viewed...

Modern Dance in Bridgeport CT, 1910

The arts in the United States were teetering on the brink of revolutionary change in the years just before the First World War.  The traditional fine arts, based on an appreciation of the classical...

“The War Garden Victorious”

In 1919, Charles Lathrop Park wrote words that would likely get the attention of today’s advocates of food sovereignty, urban farming, sustainability, and the elimination of city center food deserts.  “Ambitious young men and...

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