Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mystery History

Who are these women? And what's happening?

The first person to guess correctly will win a fabulous prize!

I'll provide the answer with more info and additional photos on Thursday.

11 comments:

ben wideman said...

Pasadena's little known 1925 swine flu research team?

I'm guessing this has something to do with a small pox scare.

Cafe Observer said...

These are women who were owned by their husbands. These are men who apparently forbade them to speak in public.
Even we canines can always bark.

altadenahiker said...

Volunteers at Red Cross during the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Margaret said...

I think AH is right.

Susan C said...

I'm going to take a wild guess: volunteers at a hospice for TB.

pasadenapio said...

One person is close but not quite there.

altadenahiker said...

The Rose parade court publicizing volunteers for the flu pandemic?

Petrea said...

Hiker's got it. 1918.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Rose court visits patients at La Vina Tuberculoses sanitarium.

Reference Desk of the Brain Scanner said...

This is the Ladies Auxillary of the OTO on the day that Mrs. Garfield (First Lady) keeled over while having tea at the Rose Tree Cottage. They didn't properly refrigerate the clotted cream. Tsk. Poor dear. Smelly business that. just ask Cabot & Sons.

Petrea said...

RTotBS: You look familiar...