Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday, October 28, 1936

Cool & plesant
Sent letter to Clara
Rec'd letter from Iliff
Made fruit jello for desert
Combed Mothers hair and Harry took us to see the voting machine demonstrated^ and then went to Lansingville turned left at the little brick house and came out at Lake Ridge-
nice ride-
*Had plesant evening

1936 lever voting machine by Modern Mechanix^


^Women had only been voting for 16 years by this time. I'm glad the women in my family were taking their new found rights as full citizens seriously. < Image from the website Op Ed News. Read the full article on voting in the USA >

*This is written up the left hand, inside margin of the diary entry.


2 comments:

  1. It's hard to imagine women's rights being so fresh...

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    1. Right? The Suffrage Movement is my favorite period to study. I have so many books.

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