100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Issued December 4, 1912

Oregon recently gave women equal rights including the right to participate in jury trials.

On December 4, 1912 commenting on this judicial development, the PORTLAND DAILY TELEGRAM published the editorial cartoon of a jury box filled with fashionable young women in front of a young and nattily dressed male defendant arrested (“pinched”) and on trial for burglary suggesting women would be swayed by good looks and that women would only consider the appearance of a criminal and can be easily fooled.19121204(2)


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