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A Brief History of the Hospitality Pineapple

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 01, 2014 01:11 AM
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by Andie Powers last modified Feb 28, 2014

King Charles II of England posing for his royal portrait while being gifted a pineapple by the Royal Gardener, John Rose, 1675. My parents used to live in Hawaii on a military base, where almost all of the door knockers were pineapples. I always assumed that the "welcome pineapple" or door and foyer adornments depicting pineapples, etc., had to do with the lively culture of Hawaii — wrong! I was delighted to find a much richer history when I did some digging. READ MORE »




 

 


 

 

 
 
 

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