Each day we bring you one stunning little glimpse of history in the form of a historical photograph. Enjoy!
Is it Hedda Hopper?
It is not Hedda Hopper.PJM
jane hatheway of the beverly hillbillies...... (just kidding) have a great saturday.
Anon,Pretty funny! Hmmm . . . wonder if I will win this week, making it two in a row for me.PJM
Miss Eleanor Windgate Lundbloom, the best bridge player this side of the Missouri. It was said she knew the cards you held even before they were dealt out.
Looks like she's making a radio address but someone forgot to put out one of those big ole radio microphones for her. Is it the English lady Nazi Unity Mitford?
Johnny,It is not Eleanor Lundbloom.Jim,It is not Unity Mitford.PJM
This looks like Jeannette Rankin.
Yes, it is Jeannette Rankin, the first woman to serve in US congress.Foiled, once again, by the Evil Nate Mass.PJM
Where were you last week Nate?PJM, Did you get your cement poured this week?
Well done, Nate. I would neverhave got this one.
I remember seeing her photo a long time ago. I was reading about Pearl Harbor attack and noticed that the vote to go to war with Japan was 388 to 1. Curious, I was even more surprised when it turned out to be a congresswoman. She made a point of quickly returning to DC to cast this vote and her vote was met with loud boos and hisses. She ended up hiding in a phone booth and called for police escort back to her office. Her vote made her wildly unpopular back home.Even more interesting. I finally found this photo online and in this photo in the 1930s, she's arguing against the fortification of Guam, which was later crushed by the invading Japanese.
Roger,I got the holes drilled, and then it started to rain again. The cement man will try on Monday to get the ground stakes concreted in, and then we have to get the insulation and radiant heat tubes in before we pour slab. Hopefully we will make some real progress next week.PJM
Roger, last week I was with my Boy Scouts on Catalina Island at camp. Although it wouldn't have mattered. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have gotten that one. And thanks Ray.
Nate, good job (you are truly EVIL! (not)) and great followup report.
I knew who it was, but, my sweetie had already told me that Nate won. I always thought that it was very interesting that Montana declared war on Germany in ?36 or ?39 (I'd have to look it up), but was told "You can't do that." by the feds. Then, later, it was the Senator from Montana who voted against the United States going to war. I always thought it was spite. Then again, I have also heard the phrase (paraphrased) "The decision to go to war should never be unanimous."
Another wonderful picture leading to history learned! Thanks, PJM, Nate Maas, and Mathan! Well done, ENM!
I like this!
Nate: Congratulations! I wouldn't have guessed Rankin at all. I believe she was the very first lady elected to Congress. It was BEFORE ladies had the vote nationally. She was from one of those big but sparsely populated states like Montana or Wyoming. Think she voted against WW1 also but that time she had a lot of company. In '42 she realized discretion was the better part of valor and didn't seek re-election.Jim