CyPix: backyard BBQ

Yesterday was Memorial Day in the United States, a federal holiday to remember those that died while serving in the armed forces. It also marks the unofficial beginning of summer, when many celebrate with backyard barbecues. While your celebration may not have looked quite like the photograph below of a 4-H exhibit, I’m sure you will sympathize with the quest to find more time to enjoy your backyard, if you have one–or maybe a park or nature preserve if you don’t.

Photo of a Home Grounds exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, taken in 1939. University Photograph Collection, Box 1326.

Photo of a Home Grounds exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, taken in 1939. Banner at top reads, “Home efficiency practices add time to enjoy your own back yard.” University Photograph Collection, Box 1326.

Wishing everyone living in the northern hemisphere a warm and happy summer!

To see more 4-H photographs, check out our Flickr album, or stop by Special Collections and University Archives and ask for photographs from RS 16/1 and 16/3.

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