Sunday, April 10, 2011

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Easter 1911…..

One hundred years ago. I love all the hats and in the background is the White House. As Easter draws near, we can look at this picture and wonder what was happening, what were the feelings of the people. Did they believe in the government, were they content with the leadership.

So with this question hanging out here, I am going to find out a little about this time… I will return:)

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US population….93,863,00

New Births….2,813,000

Average income….$983/a year

Dow….92

New home….2,625

New car….1,130

Milk-qt….8 cents

Bread-loaf….5 cents

Steak….20 cents a pound

Stamps….2 cents

I would have to write a book about 1911 and although it would be interesting…you probably do not want a history lesion.

This was a wakening of the safety at the work place. The low pay and the working of children under awful conditions. People died. That is when the Union’s had to fight for the rights of workers.

It is hard to know how the people felt about William Howard Taft, but what I have found is they made fun of his weight. Many cartoons about his over eating.

This is what I have gleaned….President Taft was a republican. He would eat a oversized breakfast and then fall asleep. Slow to act on things that were important to the people. Some called his term a disaster. But he was warm hearted and by most he was considered a good man. His leadership skills were not decisive. He was called a conservative. He had few accomplishments during his term in office. He had no problem putting our men in harms way if needed.

I guess we would have had to have been there to really know.

Does it make a difference who is our president?

9 comments:

Queen Bee's Musings said...

What a great post! Love reading about this. Very interesting and thoughtful.

Lynn said...

Yes, important. I'll vote for Obama again!!!

ARen't those prices priceless! if only! But glad working conditions are better for women and children.

Werna Gail said...

I think YES, it does make a difference who our president is.
I really like this script, which one is it?
Really enjoyed reading about your wedding day.
Thanks for stopping by, always good to hear from you.

Mary Bee said...

You might consider getting an at home job as a historical researcher for ?? newspaper, magazine, movie maker ??

Are you related to any one in that picture?

Journeyin' Lady... said...

What an interesting and informative Blog today! I love looking at old photos-the expressions on the people and the backgrounds are interesting.

Journeyin' Lady... said...

What an interesting and informative Blog today! I love looking at old photos-the expressions on the people and the backgrounds are interesting.

Journeyin' Lady... said...

What an interesting and informative Blog today! I love looking at old photos-the expressions on the people and the backgrounds are interesting.

The Feathered Nest said...

You know girl....you are such a wonderful writer!!!! And does it make a difference who our president is??? YES!!! Everyone had such high hopes for Obama....but without determined leadership and decisions to solve America's major issues ~ it seems he has faltered to me. We need such STRONG men or even strong women to lead our country. Thank you always for visiting me sweet friend, I treasure your comments! xxoo, Dawn

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hello... I enjoyed your post very much... Can remember always having a new easter bonnet.... I think our president has one large battle of so many problems it is not looking successful for any... I treasure books and remembering back how very important it was for a person to enjoy one book and gaining knowlegde and books were even banned from some so they wouldn't gain knowledge.... I love books if it be for decorating and art or collections.... I have them stashed everywhere and can't seem to part with them...