I wonder if the girl in the photo is posing proudly, or thinking "Oh honey, take a photo if me in front of the crazy people's sign!" I know, I'm sure it's the former, but it's fun to think otherwise. X)
I dunno, she had short hair in 1915. Not a flapper, but a pre-flapper. I think it's entirely possible this picture was meant ironically.
Looking at the biggest version, she appears to be holding a pack in one hand and a cigarette in the other, which tips the scales toward the latter.
Hooray for 1915 hipsters!
Omg, I love the pucker-faced woman pointing at the sign on the left there. XD
I think I shall have to say "Cut it out, you fool!" next time I see someone smoking where they shouldn't.
The guy who signed the thing was W.G. Voliva, a basically insane person who was the head of the church that completely owned the entire city. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilbur_Glenn_Voliva. Fun read and puts that sign into perspective.
How come before I even clicked on that link, I knew this guy had to be from Indiana?
So when is one of these going up in DNA Lounge?