March 14, 2005

When Omaha wore hats and ties

These downtown Omaha dandies were photographed in 1919. They were just hanging around the corner of 17th and Dodge, about 11:00 pm on a September Sunday. Maybe it was because it was Sunday, or maybe Omaha gentlemen were just natty dressers then. All those neck ties and hats and suits. You don't see that now. It is all ball caps and sweatshirts. But they certainly weren't any more civilized in 1917. Guess what these cats were doing, then Click Here to see if you were right.

Read all about it here, at I thought to connect this to my opinions respecting the Omaha - Elkhorn Annexation fiasco, but thought twice. It has, after all, been almost 86 years. Things have changed.

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