Harriett Cox Barrett
1900 presidential campaign buttons
William Jennings Bryan vs William McKinley
Since Bryan is portrayed in a black kettle of soup, I assume they were supporters of McKinley.
Which surprises me, since they were fairly poor farmers and Bryan was supposed to be defender of the common people. Also, I have always thought of my ancestors, at least the more recent ones, to be Democrats, not Republicans. However, it makes me happy to think that my great grandmother's father was smart enough to vote for the individual and not the party, which is something I have always done and always will do. I'm sure Harriett was beyond excited to finally get to vote in 1920, but she would be almost 40 before she would "earn" that right. I wonder if her political enthusiasm waned over those long years of waiting to be eligible to speak her mind with a vote.
I've posted this before, but I can't find it on either blog, so I think when I moved from wordpress I must have deleted it.
So, here it is again & sorry if you have already seen it once before.
shared with Tuesday's Treasures