Visitors marvel at this great view of a fountain and flowers in an unknown park in Holland during the 1950s. Flower beds that are filled with red flowers, which appear to be tulips, surround a garden fountain that is spouting water to form an amazing water show. On the opposite side of the garden are some flower beds with yellow and white flowers, which may also be tulips as well. The trees surrounding the park are beginning to sprout new leaves, suggesting that the photograph was taken in early spring. The sky is a lovely shade of blue with ample sunlight, making it the perfect day to visit a park and admire nature's beauty.
Holland has always been greatly admired for its natural beauty- specifically, its tulips. Holland is often associated with dazzling rows of tulips, very much like the ones in this photograph. Since the early 1900s, different villages began developing tulip farms and parks as a way to draw in tourists. However, as new technology was introduced to the region over time, some of these parks were destroyed in favor of urbanization, but many are still in existence and continue to be a popular attraction for tourists and natives alike.
Taken by George Sakata. George was a member of the infamous 100th Division 442nd Nisei Regimental Combat Team in WWII. This was the only Japanese American unit in WWII and was nicknamed the "Go For Broke" unit. The 442nd had a casualty rate of 93% and was awarded 21 Medal of Honors. George Sakata is featured throughout our website. For more information on the 442nd RCB unit.