Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Garter gun

"Safety first" is the motto of Miss Mary Jayne of Keith's circuit

That's the title of this photo dated February 14, 1922. It's archived in the Library of Congress collection along with this brief summary:

Mary Jayne seated in rocking chair with pistol strapped to her knee, claiming exemption from concealed weapon regulation by saying her thirty-two isn't a concealed weapon in these days of knee-length skirts.

Wish I knew more of the history here. My assumption is she was trying to skirt an early concealed carry prohibition.

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