Fall sky😍👏🏻🌧 Today has consisted of lots of football, blankets, and salt & vinegar chips😁 And some crazy weather that makes you totally unsure of what season you are living in🤷♀️ How is your Saturday!?
It’s still a working Saturday, so here’s another shot from Open House Chicago to start the weekend off!
This year, several of the breweries and distilleries in Chicago and Evanston opened their doors for OHC. Though I couldn’t drink (last weekend I had a bit of a stomach bug) I did get the opportunity to wander the small facility and talk about their history and distilling process!
FEW has a fun history! It also is steeped in Chicago history, just because of the name. Not everyone knows this but our fabled era of prohibition was brought about through the tireless efforts of two groups. These were the Anti-Saloon League, a male-run organization dedicated solely to the prohibition of alcohol, and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, a powerful group of ladies, dedicated to a variety of causes (including prohibition).
While the WCTU gets a lot of grief for the ban our nation enacted on alcohol, they did a great deal of incredible things too. This organization spent years successfully lobbying for female matrons for female prisons, for equal access to clean water, for gaining votes for women, and for getting the age of sexual consent raised from 10 to 16. They were a powerful group of ladies!
The reason this is important is that is was Francis E. Willard who started the WCTU with her partner and secretary in Evanston, IL. Francis E. Willard is also where FEW takes their name from. This astonishing lady changed the course of American history, for good and for ill, and is well-deserving of this loving, slightly mocking, tribute. Happy Saturday! #chicagojpg#eyeinthechi#chicity_shots#artofchi#agameoftones#streetlife_award#justgoshoot#wu_chicago#igchicago#ig_brilliant#insta_chicago#igerschicago#worldunion#yourshotphotographer#your_worldcaptures#urbanexploremag#earthpix#ohc2018#likechicago#chicagoshot#chiarchitecture#9vaga_urban9#ig_chicagoland#affair_weekly#flippinchi#choosechicago#natgeo#metro_affair#lawyerlife#mychicagopix