Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913

Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913

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The Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913 was the first suffragist parade in Washington, D.C.. Organized by the suffragist Alice Paul. The parade, calling for a constitutional amendment, featured 8,000 marchers, including nine bands, four mounted brigades, 20 floats, and an allegorical performance near the Treasury Building. Though the parade began late, it appeared to be off to a good start until the route along Pennsylvania Avenue became choked with tens of thousands of spectators – mostly men in town for the inauguration. Marchers were jostled and ridiculed by many in the crowd.

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Suffragists on bus in New York City, part of the suffrage hike to Washington, District of Columbia, which joined the March 3, 1913 National American Woman Suffrage Association parade. # Library of Congress

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March 3, 1913 photo at the Suffrage Parade, showing marchers (left to right) Mrs. Russell McLennan, Mrs. Althea Taft, Mrs. Lew Bridges, Mrs. Richard Coke Burleson, Alberta Hill and Miss F. Ragsdale. # Library of Congress

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The hike lead by “General” Rosalie Jones from New York to Washington, District of Columbia, for the March 3, 1913 Suffrage parade. Photo taken in Newark, New Jersey on Broad Street, just north of West Kinney Street, on February 12, 1913. Rosalie Jones is walking behind the first car. # Library of Congress

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Suffragists hand out flyers advertising the upcoming parade, 1913. # Library of Congress

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Women suffrage hikers arriving in Washington, District of Columbia, from New York, 1913. # Library of Congress

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Women suffragists at the head of the parade, marching down Pennsylvania Avenue, with the U.S. Capitol in background, on March 3, 1913. # Library of Congress

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Actress Margaret Vale Howe, a participant in the suffrage parade in Washington, District of Columbia, in March of 1913. # Library of Congress

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Tableau presented by the Women’s Suffrage Association, on the U.S. Treasury building steps, on March 3, 1913. # Library of Congress

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Spectators crowd in on the passing Suffrage Parade on Pennsylvania Avenue, on March 3, 1913. # Library of Congress

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Pennsylvania Avenue, completely choked with spectators during the Suffrage Parade, on March 3, 1913. # Library of Congress

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“Home Makers,” part of the Women’s Suffrage Parade, on March 3, 1913. # Library of Congress

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Crowds press in on the parade route in Washington, District of Columbia, on March 3, 1913. The stands and bunting were in place for the Inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson, scheduled for the following day. # Library of Congress

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Part of the 1913 Suffrage Parade. The signs read “In The Home”, and “Homemakers”. # Library of Congress

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The crowd converges on marchers, blocking the parade route during March 3, 1913, suffrage procession, in Washington, District of Columbia, # Library of Congress

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The crowd surrounds and slows a Red Cross ambulance during the Women’s suffrage procession, on March 3, 1913. Dozens of marchers were injured during the march, shoved and tripped by spectators. # Library of Congress

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After the Parade: Mrs. John Boldt, Mrs. May Morgan, Miss Dock, and Miss Craft, suffrage hikers who took part in the suffrage hike from New York City to Washington, District of Columbia, as well as the parade itself, on March 3, 1913. # Library of Congress

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