Sunday, July 4, 2010
Last week someone suggested we have a week of Domestic Activities, so here we go. Today's picture was taken in 1908, and shows a woman ironing with a new GE electric iron. An electric iron was a pretty big deal, compared to having to heat an iron on a hot wood stove.
OK, we did not have a correct answer in yesterday's mystery person contest, so I am the winner. OK, We have not had a correct answer, so I am the winner. The lady in the picture was Isma Martin, a confidence/con lady from the late 1800's and early 1900's. The picture was from her police file. She had many scams, but one of her favorites was to ride into town on a bicycle, and then claim to be a representative of a bicycle company. She would take deposits and payments for bicycle orders, and guess what . . . She never delivered any bicycles. So, I am off to my victory breakfast. We will be going to our place on the South Concho River, about a mile from our house, and will be enjoying a big country breakfast.