Casa de Julia Tarafa: Havana’s love affair with art deco blossomed at a time of commercial promise: Cuba had grown rich on the back of the sugar trade – especially during the first world war. Like its neighbour, Miami, across the Florida Straits, where art deco flourished in South Beach and Miami Beach, pastel colours and whimsical motifs were introduced, creating a tropical deco’ look. This private house was designed by architect Angel de Zárraga in 1933. #ArtDeco #Cuba

A spotlight on Havana's art deco heritage – in pictures

Casa de Julia Tarafa: Havana’s love affair with art deco blossomed at a time of commercial promise: Cuba had grown rich on the back of the sugar trade – especially during the first world war. Like its neighbour, Miami, across the Florida Straits, where art deco flourished in South Beach and Miami Beach, pastel colours and whimsical motifs were introduced, creating a tropical deco’ look. This private house was designed by architect Angel de Zárraga in 1933. #ArtDeco #Cuba

The speaker of Brazil’s lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, is being accused of keeping millions of dollars in foreign bank accounts,

The speaker of Brazil’s lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, is being accused of keeping millions of dollars in foreign bank accounts,

Educate Your U.S. Senators: Tell Them to Protect Our Nation's Waterways from Pesticides  -  Yet again, a select few members of Congress are attempting to rush through the deceptively named  "Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017" (HR953), which would in fact eliminate critical Clean Water Act protections for our nation's waterways. The bill has passed the House of Representatives and is on its way to the Senate.

Educate Your U.S. Senators: Tell Them to Protect Our Nation's Waterways from Pesticides - Yet again, a select few members of Congress are attempting to rush through the deceptively named "Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017" (HR953), which would in fact eliminate critical Clean Water Act protections for our nation's waterways. The bill has passed the House of Representatives and is on its way to the Senate.

There's Only One State Embassy In Washington. Of Course, It's Florida's

There's Only One State Embassy In Washington. Of Course, It's Florida's

Florida House was built by Edwin Manning, an architect who worked on the Library of Congress. FL Embassy in DC

WASHINGTON — Republicans on a powerful House panel Tuesday narrowly defended a tea party-fueled move to tell the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally.

GOP reinstates usage of 'illegal alien' in Library of Congress' records

WASHINGTON — Republicans on a powerful House panel Tuesday narrowly defended a tea party-fueled move to tell the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally.

The Cliff House in 1940 - with all the fog, those pants and skirts look pretty comfy!

15 Gorgeous Vintage Photos of San Francisco

The Cliff House in 1940 - with all the fog, those pants and skirts look pretty comfy!

Telegraph Hill (Houses), Alta Street, San Francisco (1940) via Historic American Buildings Survey | A. J. Wittlock, Photographer, Library of Congress

Telegraph Hill (Houses), Alta Street, San Francisco (1940) via Historic American Buildings Survey | A. J. Wittlock, Photographer, Library of Congress

A Cuban house, countryside / Campo Florido (Family standing outside of thatched roof house.) // circa 1897 // Library of Congress Online Catalog

A Cuban house, countryside / Campo Florido (Family standing outside of thatched roof house.) // circa 1897 // Library of Congress Online Catalog

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