Why is this scary? because it turns atomic bombing into a game. This is from a current exhibit at our special collections library, about living in the atomic age.
I find this scary, too–it’s a book of cutouts to help you plan your bomb shelter, but the way the people are displayed it reminds me of the shadows of Hiroshima
. I don’t have a picture of the civil defense guide that advises you, if you’re out on the street when The Bomb hits, that you should lay in the gutter with a newspaper over your face.
This is from the annual women’s history month display. I find this scary because the proper goose is marked with the British broad arrow, which marked prisoner’s uniforms, so this is referring (I think) to the suffragists in prisons. (“Propagander” is pretty clever, though.)
The colors of the womens’ movement were green, white, and purple–the exhibit mixes U. S. and British artifacts, though, so I don’t know if those colors were used in both countries or only in Britain.
There are lots of cat items. I don’t know if it’s cats = cute or women = cats. Some years there’s a Votes for Women teacup on display–it’s one of my favorite things but it’s not out this year.
Whenever I look at things in a museum I always ask, “Could I knit that?” (<–shallow. Whatever.) That shawl on the cat on the left looks easy enough. The cat on the right?
I am familiar with that expression.
Actually Gypsy and Edward are doing pretty well together. Gypsy has no truck with Edward’s RUN AND JUMP style of play, and there’s a bit of hissing when personal spaces intersect, but this morning Gypsy was on the couch and Edward was in my lap, so that was nice.
On Gypsy’s right are my Oscar night projects, Thork and the Cork of Misrule.