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Mrs. Bryan and Mrs. Flaherty: 1908

Mrs. Bryan and Mrs. Flaherty: 1908

October 27, 1908. "Mrs. W.J. [William Jennings] Bryan and Mrs. Flaherty in carriage" in New York. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

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Aunt Bee!

Now Opie...you listen to what Andy's telling you and go with Barney.

WJB

William Jennings Bryan was running for president in October 1908 (for the third time) so the tags might indeed have something to do with the impending election day, when Byran would be defeated by Taft--although candidates and their spouses didn't actively campaign much in those days.

[The occasion was a speech WJB delivered that day in New York (below). - Dave]

Price tags?

I suspect that the tags they are wearing have something to do with the reason for the picture. Is it possible to make out what is on them?

[Something to do with William Jennings Bryan's presidential campaign. - Dave]

One Reel

Thankfully, movies only ran a few minutes in those days so, if they sat in front of you ...

Chapeaux

Can you say HAT??? Man, those must weigh a bundle! And have cost a bundle too.

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