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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)

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.