Monday, March 01, 2010

Today -100: March 1, 1910: Of women cops and hatpins


Mayor Samuel Shank of Indianapolis plans to introduce women police to clear the streets of the shopping district of “objectionable characters.”

The Chicago City Council considers enacting an ordinance restricting the length of women’s hatpins, which often stick several inches beyond the hat and are thus a hazard. Some women, on the other hand, insist that hatpins remain available for self-defense.

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