Irish Shenanigans

Davenport and the Quad Cities love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and the month of March provides opportunity and hope for celebrating the coming of Spring and all things green. With that in mind, here are some of the March Mischief folks engaged in 100 years ago!

As always, the roaring twenties called for dancing!!

The Daily Times (Davenport, IA),  March 15, 1922.
The Daily Times (Davenport, IA),  March 16, 1922.

How about something for the younger set? A “Mixer” would be just the thing to meet up with a lucky leprechaun! Chaperoned, naturally.

        The Daily Times (Davenport, IA), March 18, 1922.

Timeless green carnations are always a hit!

The Daily Times (Davenport, IA),  March 15, 1922.

St. Patrick’s Day is always a great theme for a tea or card party! Everyone likes to be social!!

The Daily Times (Davenport, IA), March 4, 1922.  
The Daily Times (Davenport, IA),  March 13, 1922.
The Daily Times (Davenport, IA), March 18, 1922.

How about a spring carnival? That sounds like a good time!

The Democrat and Leader (Davenport, IA),  March 16, 1922.

 The Ancient Order of Hibernians and their ladies auxiliary provided an Irish program, naturally.

The Daily Times (Davenport, IA),  March 8, 1922.

This wouldn’t be complete without an Irish toast!

For each petal on the shamrock

This brings a wish your way.

Good health, good luck, and happiness

For today and every day!

-Unknown

The Daily Times (Davenport, IA),  March 16, 1922.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day for Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center!

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(posted by Karen)

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