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Exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Harris & Ewing. Penn[sylvania] on the picket line, [January 24,] 1917. Reproduction. NWP Records, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (327.00.00)

Pennsylvania Day on the Picket Line

Every day, women marched in a line from Congressional Union headquarters to the White House to assume their stations as “silent sentinels.” To maintain press interest, women representing specific states, organizations, and occupations were scheduled on different days. Nearly 2,000 suffragists traveled from 30 states to take shifts. On January 24, 1917, a group of twenty suffragists, organized by Ella Riegel of Bryn Mawr, left Philadelphia and arrived by noon for “Pennsylvania Day.”

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