Bathing Beauties of Idora Park

Oakland, CA - “Miss Tribune” comes up after from a high dive in May of 1916 and these gals show a big of leg in a beauty contest in about 1920 at the Idora Park swimming pool formerly in the Temescal neighborhood.

(High dive photo by Edward “Doc” Rogers; Beauty contest photo by Mose Cohen / Oakland Tribune Photos)

On January 18, 1911 Eugene Ely became the first pilot to successfully land an airplane on a warship. 

The first photo, taken by Tribune photographer Edward “Doc” Rogers from above biplane, shows Ely being readied for flight by sailors aboard the USS Pennsylvania, anchored in the San Francisco Bay. 

The second photo, taken by San Francisco photographer Weigner, shows Ely seated in the plane, ready to fly. The photographer kneeling on the right is Doc.

(Photos in public domain)

FIRST VOTERS OF CALIFORNIA

Oakland, CA November 8, 1911 - Emma Tom Lueng (left) and Clara Lee were the first Chinese women to register to vote in California. They are shown here at the Alameda County Court House. From left are Mr. Tom Lueng, Emma’s husband, Dr. Charles G. Lee, Clara’s husband, and County Clerk W. B. Reith. 

(Edward “Doc” Rogers / Oakland Tribune)

Story can be read by following this link: https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/702888/november-8-1911.pdf

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Mary Pickford (1892 - 1979)
Oakland, CA January 3, 1919 - Honorary Colonel Mary Pickford welcomes home the boys of the California National Guard 143rd Field Artillery Battery B after fighting in World War I. (Photo by E. A. “Doc” Rogers / Oakland Tribune Staff Archives / Public Domain)
Mary Pickford, known as “America’s Sweetheart” was the most popular actress of her time. She co-founded United Artists film studios with Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith. 
http://marypickford.org/

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Mary Pickford (1892 - 1979)

Oakland, CA January 3, 1919 - Honorary Colonel Mary Pickford welcomes home the boys of the California National Guard 143rd Field Artillery Battery B after fighting in World War I. (Photo by E. A. “Doc” Rogers / Oakland Tribune Staff Archives / Public Domain)

Mary Pickford, known as “America’s Sweetheart” was the most popular actress of her time. She co-founded United Artists film studios with Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith. 

http://marypickford.org/

Coming Sunday in the Oakland Tribune and online…
"Trip in Time" Oakland Children’s Christmas Pageant
Oakland, CA December 20, 1919 - Children dressed in snow costumes in the 1919 Christmas pageant at the Oakland Civic Auditorium are flanked by two Santa Clauses: a traditional Father Christmas at left and the modern version at right. (E. A. “Doc” Rogers / Oakland Tribune Staff Archives)

Coming Sunday in the Oakland Tribune and online…

"Trip in Time" Oakland Children’s Christmas Pageant

Oakland, CA December 20, 1919 - Children dressed in snow costumes in the 1919 Christmas pageant at the Oakland Civic Auditorium are flanked by two Santa Clauses: a traditional Father Christmas at left and the modern version at right. (E. A. “Doc” Rogers / Oakland Tribune Staff Archives)