Seeing Suffrage: Advertising the parade

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Advertising re-Inauguration Parade -- February, 1913 -- Mrs. Patrick -- Lucy Burns -- Mrs. Richard Burleson

Advertising re-Inauguration Parade — February, 1913 — Mrs. Patrick — Lucy Burns — Mrs. Richard Burleson

March: Women’s History Month
 
At the beginning of 1913, Alice Paul and Lucy Burns had a little more than two months to plan an eye-popping suffrage parade that would set the suffrage movement onto a different course. They not only needed participants; they needed spectators.
 
One of the ways they got the word out was to take to the sidewalks of Washington, D.C., decked out in their winter best, and pass out fliers about the parade. Here are a couple of photographs of them doing just that.
 
These pictures were taken by the Harris and Ewing photo service and published in the Washington Post on February 7, 1913. The second photograph shows (left to right) Mrs. Leslie Street, Lucy Burns, Jane Burleson {who would be the grand marshal of the parade), Mrs. Walter Thompson and Marguerite Gove.
 

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