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.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Suffrage



Welcome to Women's Suffrage Week here at OPOD. We will looking at the struggle women had in getting the vote in the early 1900's. We start with this protester who is holding a sign intended for President Wilson encouraging him to support Women in their quest to vote. The picture was taken in 1917.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Ladder Wagon



We wrap up Horse Week with this picture of a team of white horses pulling a fire ladder wagon. The picture was taken in 1912 in Ohio. I have to think that by 1910 these horse drawn units were quickly fading into the sunset.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wheat Harvest



Today's picture shows a wheat harvest in California in 1907. It looks like 5 teams of combiners each with over 20 horses. This certainly was not a mom and pop operation.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Horse-Drawn Firetruck



This is a picture from around 1915 of a horse-drawn firetruck. It looks like these beautiful horses love to run. It is interesting that they were still using horses at this time. Notice the automobile in the background . . . I wonder why they had not switched over to some type of motor-driven truck.