Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mystery History


What are these women doing? And why?

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

I'll have the full scoop on Thursday.

8 comments:

Margaret said...

Ok. I'm really curious about this one. I say that it is the 1950s and it has to do with parking and how wide streets have to be in order to park on them. Maybe? I doubt it.

Jean Spitzer said...

They're so happy about their protest, but whatever the message was, it didn't cross time to reach me.

Petrea said...

I haven't a clue. Tried Googling but my search strings bring up nothing. However, I want those shoes in the middle. And stockings with seams! La de dah.

pasadenapio said...

C'mon, everybody -- what happened to your creative juices?

Take a stab at it anyway!

Sometimes people with the most outlandish guesses have walked away with fabulous prizes!

I'll make it easier on you next week, I promise.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Ok, Okay, here's my stab at it:

It was back in de last century. In the daze before colors came to earth. These ladies are protesting the fact the city wanted to change a law, created by men, to read that women must be buried 14ft under rather than the nomal 6ft for men. The rationale was it was for their own security - not the male lawmakers.

If by chance it's not that, then these are City workers protesting some construction/remodeling decision re Citihall where 14ft created a big controversy.

Ok, maybe my answers are not crazy outlandish to win the prize. I know it sounds to logical & makes to much sense, but much crazier answers have won the prize in the past. At least it's fabulous.

Kevin at Time River Productions said...

I think Margaret is close to it. The time is the mid 1950s. That car has fender skirts you have to remove if you want to change a tire. Might have been a Buick or Pontiac. I can't quite tell.
It is about parking, but not on the streets. It is about a requirement by the city that all driveways must be expanded to 14 feet wide. That would have really messed with old driveways that evolved from the horse and buggy days, curved driveways, and older small houses without the room to expand the driveway.
What is puzzling is the first word on the shirt of the woman in the middle. What is it? "Furcated, bifurcated, altercated, demarcated, trifurcated?"

And I think, Petrea, you should try to shoes on the left. They are much more interesting. Imagine them in bright yellow with blue bows. That type of retro fashion today would certainly turn a head or two on the boulevard.

altadenahiker said...

I don't know why everyone assumes FT stands for "feet." Actually, FT was the acronym "For Teeth." The women were dental hygenists from the early part of the last century who protested when city hall failed to support National Flossing Day. The goal was for every Pasadanish to keep at least 14 of their original teeth, in no particular order.

pasadenaadjacent said...

Curvy, Wrong and Ft denied permits to start a car wash business from their home.