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Exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Washington Hikers, ca. February 10, 1913. Reproduction from glass plate negative. George Grantham Bain Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (058.00.00)
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The Votes for Women Pilgrimage

With cameras clicking, sixteen “suffrage pilgrims” from seven states left New York City on February 12, 1913, for a 295-mile, sixteen-day hike to join the March 3 national suffrage parade in Washington, D.C. Led by “General” Rosalie Jones (1883–1978), they were followed by Elisabeth Freeman (1876–1942) in a yellow horse-drawn suffrage cart filled with leaflets and buttons, which they distributed along the route, engaging whenever possible with the local media.

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