Women and girls reading near swingset where younger children are suspended in hammock-like swings, July 1910.
Women and girls reading near a swingset, 1910
- Elizabeth Rogers at the suffrage van, 1915 — Photograph shows civic leader and suffragist Elizabeth Selden White Rogers (1868-1950) at the suffrage van, a mobile speaker’s platform and shop promoting women’s suffrage, in 1915. Share the History Love... [...]
- Odd Contests: Miss Florida Egg Queen — As we have seen through the Odd Beauty Contests series, there is a beauty contest for just about anything – including eggs! In 1961, Sandra Hooker was crowned Miss Florida Egg Queen in Orlando, Florida. Share the History Love... [...]
- Bad Invention: Psychograph, 1930s — The Psychograph was a phrenology machine invented and marketed by Henry C. Lavery in the early part of the 20th century. It was claimed the machine followed the principles of phrenology, which focused on the measurements of the head as a way to determine what character and mental skills a person possessed. It also, allegedly, discerned [...]
- Maria Spelterini: Tightrope Artist — Maria Spelterini was an Italian tightrope walker. Accounts state that she grew up around her father’s circus troupe. At the age of 3 she performed in public for the first time. As she grew older, she embarked on a solo career and made a name for herself around Europe as a tightrope artist. On July [...]
- Union condemning child labor during a Labor Day parade, 1913 — International Ladies Garment Workers Union [also possibly suffragists] condemning child labor with signs stating “We condemn child labor” while marching in a 1913 Labor Day parade. Share the History Love... [...]