The caption of this photograph was "There Will now be a Social Revolution." What the editors of Current Literature meant by a social revolution, however, was not a broad range of legislative initiatives and political victories, but a change in entertainment in the capital city. Here Wilson is shown with his three daughters and his wife. "Southern women will come to the front in the various functions of the Capital as they have not had a chance to do before since the Civil War."
This prediction proved unfounded, as Mrs. Wilson soon fell ill and died. (Wilson remarried while serving as President.) There were, however, important legislative and political initiatives during the first years of the new presidency.Scanned from Current Literature 53(1912): 611 contents | sitemap | credits