Tarence Bailey talks about his family history in Easton, Talbot County seat of Maryland, Eastern Shore. Tarence grew up on The Hill in Easton, one of America’s first free Black American communities. He can trace his heritage to where the Bailey family were enslaved after crossing the Atlantic and first embarking in Barbados.
Easton’s Waterfowl Festival has celebrated its duck and goose heritage since the middle of the 20th Century. Here is Charlie Hughes, a young collector of decoys explaining his interest in the blue goose by Oliver Larson of Crisfield, mallards by Dan Brown of Salisbury, hooded merganser by Eddie Dean of Hoopers Island.
Crotons, Birds of Paradise, teas and spices, were all sought after by the explorers of the “New World.” How did the explorers bring the seeds back to their mother country using the Wardian Case? Conservatories and greenhouses were modeled on the Crystal Palace built in 1851 to showcase the plants discovered.
Built for James Deering in 1912 on Biscayne Bay south of Miami Beach, Florida, Vizcaya sits on 130 acres. Paul Chalfin helped Deering decorate both the interior and exterior gardens including the lovely interior courtyard.