Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Pineapple: Ananas comosus, Bromeliaceae

Hawaii and Pineapple -images inspired by the iconic pineapple fruit
Hawaiian Pineapple Quilt

Four Seasons Koele Lodge on the Island of Lanai, the Pineapple Island

Hawaiian Pineapple Quilt Pattern

Vintage sterling souvenir spoon
vintage pin
vintage pineapple cut bakelite brooch
vintage sterling souvenir spoon Hawaiian Quilt Pattern Jewelry
Vintage gelatin mold
vintage pineapple
Vintage milkglass vase

Vintage pin
Vintage lanternsGucci Pineapple Shoes!!
18k earrings La Zahav,Miami
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In Chinese, the pineapple is known as "Wong Lei", which means "wealth luck comes to you".

Pineapple pendant,Maui designer
"Pineapple top" gold and pearl earrings
Nantucket basket with pineapple clasp
New England

Whalers would bring back pineapples to Nantucket on their return from the Pacific.

Pineapple chair
Cannery workers,Hawaii

Women Workers in Hawai‘i’s Pineapple Industry

Pineapple cannery foreladies dressed in their white uniforms

Foreladies at Hapco (Hawaiian Pineapple Company) cannery, ca. 1930. (Photo courtesy Mabel Kozuki.)

Hawai‘i’s pineapple industry, begun on a commercial scale in 1903, has historically been one of the largest employers of women.

“Because I got a chance to work for this company, my husband and I could support our children and educate them, and they are where they are now. I’m very thankful because it’s a honest-working job, good-paying job, too.” —Liiko Nouchi

Copyright 2002 © University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Social Sciences

Water Tower
Pineapple workers
Dole Cannery,now a tourist spot
Ceiling medallion

several images from the wonderful blog www.peakofchic.com

loved the pineapple post!!!!
Pineapple cake

1 comment:

The Peak of Chic said...

Loved the images you show here!