Each day we bring you one stunning little glimpse of history in the form of a historical photograph. Enjoy!
WOW! I never would have believed that an anarchist would draw such a crowd at that time in history. Of course, it is NYC, even then there was a market for every product.
I wonder what that big pile of rubble in the background is. Perhaps a building that was demolished? Interesting photo.
NYTimes Jul. 12, 1914. "5,000 AT MEMORIAL TO ANARCHIST DEAD; Union Square Crowd Hears Praise of Three "Reds" Whom Bomb Killed. 800 POLICE TO KEEP ORDER Berkman Is Wary of Them, but Others Advocate Dynamite to Offset "Oppression." "
Those hats were called "Skimmers."They were originally used for boating in the summer and are still used in politcal events.
Did everyone have hats like that, or just the anarchists?
Somehow, a pile of rubble is an appropriate backdrop for an Anarchist speaker on several levels.
Re: "Dynamite to Offset 'Oppression.' "Yeah… that should work. Terrorism is always a fitting response.hmm…
Great photo! Wouldn't you be embarrassed to wear the same hat as everyone in town? I see one guy in a fedora (it's still white) and he looks as if he's leaving. Maybe it was a dress code thing.
what a great blog!