History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

06 November, 2012

Election Day

As you may have heard (even if you're outside of the United States), it's Election Day. As a break from voting, and/or checking the results, and/or trying to avoid election coverage, some elections of former days!

From various collections; see source links. 

Paul Schutzer, LIFE

Senator Robert F. Kennedy after voting (for his brother, the caption notes, though isn't that supposed to be confidential...?) 1960. Source

Woodrow Wilson Presidential  Library Archives

President Woodrow Wilson voting, 1916. Source

Nationaal Archief

Dutch women voting for the first time, Amsterdam, 1921. Source

State Archives of North Carolina

Election Day in North Carolina, 1898. Source

National Library of New Zealand

An election night crowd, Wellington, New Zealand, 1931. Source

Library of Congress

President Taft voting, 1912. Source

Paul Schutzer, LIFE

Kennedy family members watch the election from the Kennedy compound, Massachusetts, 1960. Source

Paul Schutzer, LIFE

More Kennedys (JFK's siblings) watching voting results, 1960. Source

Library of Congress

Candidate (and winner) for New York Governor Charles Whitman at the poll, 1915. Source

Library of Congress

An election night crowd in New York City, 1913. Source

State Library of Queensland

Women comparing notes after voting in the Queensland state election, Brisbane,1907 (Queensland women had earned the right to vote in 1905). Source

National Library of New Zealand

The crowd checking election results, Wellington, NZ, 1931. Source

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