So Saturday was the first day of summer! When I used to tell the kids that we didn't have air conditioning in most homes when I was a kid, they thought I was crazy. But imagine what it was like when there weren't even electric fans. People relied on a few tools in the summer: the fan and the fly swatter. I found some images of suffrage themed fans:
According to Wikipedia, screens for windows became more common in the 20th century. But must of us still have a fly swatter around for when those pesky flies get in the house. Although I don't have a photo, I know that suffragists also distributed fly swatters to raise awareness for the cause:
Stay cool and have a great day!