Monday, February 15, 2010

Political fashion history: Bull Moose Party convention, 1912

Happy President's Day! Let's look at some historical women in politics today. Here is a group of delegates to the Bull Moose Party convention in Syracuse, some time between 1910 and 1915:

There's a lot to love in this photo. Let's look at the same-but-different jackets of the three ladies in front. One shawl collar, one sailor, one notched. One single breasted, one double breasted, one cord tie. Two dark color, one light. Two fabric hats, one straw. Was this look the "red jacket" of 1912?

For more on the party and their convention, have a look at the Theodore Roosevelt Association's website.

(Bain News Service photo courtesy of the Library of Congress)

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