Geisha holding her kimono This is a photograph of a beautiful Geisha standing outside of an Okiya or Geisha House. The decoration on her kimono appears to show a woman travelling in a Kago or Palanquin, carried by bearers.
‘Insulting African American Gold Star widows has a history’ Bessie Strawther was one of a few hundred black women who signed up to make the government-funded pilgrimage to Europe in the early 1930s, only to be told by the War Department that they couldn’t travel or share hotels with their white counterpart - The Washington Post
A "Bon Voyage" message from my sister sent before I headed off to Santa Fe, NM. I love this photo. Travel used to be such an elegant affair. Love the little doggie, so calm, so patient - the perfect traveling companion.