Sunday, August 5, 2012

My Life, In Rags

One of the relics of our ancestors residing in a china cabinet is this souvenir plate from the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904.  Susan's great grandparents, Green and Cora, boarded the train at Dahlgren and took their kids to see the wonderful spectacle, and that was a big journey for a farm family in the first part of the Twentieth Century.  The central feature of this plate is the Cascade Fountain, which has fascinated me for decades because of the Scott Joplin rag, Cascades, which he wrote to celebrate the fountain.

Bach Scholar does an incredible job performing this rag, and I hope that you can see the water cascading and tumbling down as he plays.

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