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MAGNIFICENT PARADE OF WOMEN

NEW YORK'S GREAT SUFFRAGE DEMONSTRATION PASSING LESLIE'S OFFICE

October 23, 1916, a parade was held in New York City in favor of woman suffrage in which more than 30,000 women took part. Not only in size but in management, picturesque features and enthusiasm it was the greatest parade ever organized by women. The day was cool and fair and the route of the parade along Fifth avenue from Washington Square to Fifty-ninth street was lined with spectators. The demonstration was received with more enthusiasm than those of former years, and even the male suffragists were not jeered at by unsympathetic crowds as in the past. The splendid way in which the demonstration was handled made many friends for the cause. The campaign closed with 24 hours of street oratory.

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Large parades in support of women's suffrage were held in both New York City and Washington, D.C. Alice Paul organized a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington in 1913. Held the day before Woodrow Wilson's inauguration, the parade degenerated into a riot when thousands of male spectators tried to block its passage. Troops were called in to restore order and hundreds of people were hospitalized. This parade in New York City was also large, with 30,000 women marching, but it was peaceful.

 

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"Magnificent Parade of Women" from "Around the World with a Camera"

publisher   Leslie-Judge Company
creator   John Albert Sleicher (1848-1921)
date   c. 1918
location   New York
height   14.0"
height   10.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Photograph/Photograph
accession #   #L08.021


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See Also...

"Beecher on Female Suffrage" article from Greenfield Gazette and Courier newspaper

Suffrage letter to George Sheldon

Excerpt from the "Boston Letter" article on Suffrage from Greenfield Gazette and Courier newspaper


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