Links for December 23, 2016

Where Have All the Apples Gone and Can These Farmers Bring Them Back?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) preserves 2,000 international varieties—some of what remains of the diversity of Malus pumila—in Geneva, New York. But, in northwest Oregon, a 4,500-variety private collection of fruit suited to moderate climates surpasses the government effort.

Dorothea Lange’s Censored Photographs of FDR’s Japanese Concentration Camps

Dorothea Lange—well-known for her FSA photographs like Migrant Mother—was hired by the U.S. government to make a photographic record of the “evacuation” and “relocation” of Japanese-Americans in 1942. She was eager to take the commission, despite being opposed to the effort, as she believed “a true record of the evacuation would be valuable in the future.”

The military commanders that reviewed her work realized that Lange’s contrary point of view was evident through her photographs, and seized them for the duration of World War II, even writing “Impounded” across some of the prints. The photos were quietly deposited into the National Archives, where they remained largely unseen until 2006.

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