“Alderman Lyle of Chicago recently introduced an ordinance prohibiting women of Chicago from smoking in public. Quite a number of Chicago women invaded the Aldermanic Council Chambers and presto, first thing Alderman Lyle knew he was enveloped in a halo of smoke right in the aldermanic room which almost suffocated him. The women just voiced their protest and that was all there was to it.”
Hanging Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm in effigy, State and Michigan, c.1930’s, Chicago.
Thanks to Tom McGrath for catching the location. Tom also feels that the photo pre-dates the 1930’s, but further research shows that local protests against Nazi Germany also included images and references to the former imperial leader.