Women’s Suffrage Crowds on Pennsylvania Avenue in February 1913

1913 Pennsylvania Avenue and women's suffrage street scene.

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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