Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas 1908

Today's picture shows a Christmas Tree scene from 1908. Three small children are posed around a nicely decorated tree, with lots of presents underneath.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas Week

Welcome to Christmas Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at Christmas Traditions throughout this week, starting with this picture of the National Christmas Tree in Washington DC. The picture was taken in 1938.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Suffrage Arrest

This was a Suffrage Protest at the White House in 1918. In this case, the police actually move in and arrest the protesters. You can see the police in the foreground, and back by the fence you can see the top of the banner of one of the protesters.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Win the Vote

Today's picture shows a protester with a sign, "Help Us to Win the Vote". The crowd appears to be amazed and perplexed by the woman protesting. The picture was taken in 1914.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Suffrage Week continues today with another picture of one of the signs at a protest. They appear to be equating lack of support for women's right to vote to hampering the War Effort. The picture was taken in 1918, which was when the US was entering World War I.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Woman Protester

This picture shows a woman with her sign as she prepares to join a protest at the White House. Looking at these pictures it is interesting to note that protesters of 100 years ago tended to dress better, be less angry, and carry more thoughtful signs than protesters today. It appears that the key to protesting today is have a little ditty that rhymes that everyone says over and over, whether it makes much sense or not.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Protest at the Capitol

Today's picture shows a suffrage protest at the Capitol. The picture was taken in 1913.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

White House Protest

Suffrage week continues with this picture from 1918. The women are getting a little out of control as they start a fire in front of the White House.