The Bloemencorse flower festival in Zundert, Netherlands via Nina Reznick



The Bloemencorse flower festival in Zundert, Netherlands--
Every year since 1936, scores of volunteers build  floral floats full of flawless Dahlias - a perennial plant that is native to Mexico.
This is what they came up with this year.

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This year's theme was inspired by native born Vincent Van Gogh. 

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The flowers on each float are put together a week before the parade (as the Dahlias can only remain fresh for so long), which was held September 6th. 
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During the Zundert Flower Parade all kinds of music and theatre occurs for the crowd's enjoyment.
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Excellent Old Photos via Cacciatore

This is a 1920s refrigerator.  Only the elite could afford such a thing, and most still had the old ice boxes.

A hair dryer in the 1920 Salon.  What a contraption!

Chester E. Macduffee next to his newly patented, 250 kilo (485 pound) diving suit, 1911

A postcard from the 1800s advertising a knife throwing act with the traveling circus.
How would you like that job? (It all depends which part of the job!!)


These were treadmills in the 1920s.