Little Orphan Annie circa 1924

The comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," by Harold Gray debuts.

Bathing suits being measured on women!

"June Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrill, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee

Children "horsemanning."

This is "Horsemanning" which was a popular photography fad in the where people posed in such a way to appear beheaded. Seems that "Planking" was not such an original idea after all, people have to doing weird stuff in photos since cameras were invented.

Happy street urchins, circa 1920

Come on down to Next Door this Australia Day and we'll put a smile on your face!

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