Pennsylvania Avenue in February 1913

I’m a little late to the game on this, but I had been meaning to share this after I saw it posted on Twitter by Michael Beschloss.

February 1913. "Woman suffrage -- hikers arriving in Washington from New York." Today marks the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. Over the next few days we'll post some more suffrage photos. Harris & Ewing glass negative.
February 1913. “Woman suffrage — hikers arriving in Washington from New York.” Today marks the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. Over the next few days we’ll post some more suffrage photos. Harris & Ewing glass negative.

The best part is zooming in on the photo. Check out this woman, staring right at the camera.

woman staring at camera
woman staring at camera

Also, how about this mounted policeman getting a little handsy to move the crowd back …

mounted policeman
mounted policeman

Good luck wasting the next 20 minutes of your workday. You’re welcome.

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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    About where do you think this photo is taken? From the Capitol in the distance (and I believe I see the Fireman Insurance Bldg in the background) could it be around 8th St?

  • That is pretty interesting of the woman. It’s like she was posing for the photographer. Perhaps an acquaintance?