#365photochallenge Day 169: Juneteenth
This is another cheat where the 365 project is concerned -- I did take this photo, and haven't posted it before elsewhere, but it was not taken today. It was actually taken last August (yes, I am THAT far behind on DSLR photo editing) when I made my first visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
I remembered this shot of the Museum's "American Enterprise" exhibit today while reading about Juneteenth, and how I appreciated that the Smithsonian exhibit acknowledged the foundational role of chattel slavery in our country's economy. This piece is entitled "The Business of Slavery" and features an enlargement of a newspaper advertisement for a slave auction as background, behind figures that dramatize a family separation, a topic that's now bitterly timely.
I debated not posting it, given it violates some arbitrary of self-enforced "rules" about Project 365, and because frankly I'm loath to get too "political" on this account. But I ultimately decided I couldn't let this day go by without acknowledging it. So here it is. Back to your regularly scheduled photos of trees tomorrow... (If you're not sure what Juneteenth is, plenty of more qualified writers than I have published plenty of content about it today; in particular I recommend the piece by Dolly Chugh in Forbes. Happy Googling. 😊) #365dayschallenge#365photos#365project#365dayphotochallenge#365days#365photoschallenge#Massachusetts#Americanhistory#history#smithsonian#museum#juneteenth#slavery#business#familyseparation#canon#dslr#latergram
Big cheers to #Amsterdam ! Definitely my favorite of our trip! Such peace, calm, and stress free living! So refreshing to see humans being kind and wonderful! Never had Heineken before, but gotta love the history of beers! I was the champion pourer and also given 5 free beers at the Heineken experience! 😂😂 Highlight was definitely the van Gogh museum and taking a nap in the park! So much beauty!! #Amsterdam#ams#beer#travel#Heineken#vangogh#museum#beautiful#beauty