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Seeing Suffrage: The Six Hats – and three pictures

October 8, 2012 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: news.

The photo, one of three taken at about the same moment, shows Jane Burleson, the grand marshal of the Washington suffrage parade, standing with five other marshals sometime before the parade began at 3 p.m. on March 3, 1913. Burleson is standing third from the right along with parade marshals (left to right according to what’s on the picture itself) Mrs. Russell McLennan, Althea Taft, Louise Bridges, Alberta Hill and Miss F. Ragsdale. What is immediately striking to modern viewers about this pictures is the hats the women are wearing. But there’s much more to see than the hats.

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