Archives: Jane Burleson

Seeing Suffrage: Starting the 1913 Washington Suffrage Parade

March 21, 2016 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: history, photojournalism.

Sometime around 3:20 p.m. on March 3, 1913, Jane Burleson gave the signal, and the 1913 Washington Suffrage Parade commenced on Pennsylvania Avenue. A short time after that, the arc of the suffrage movement changed markedly.

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The 1913 Washington Suffrage Parade: Jane Burleson, the grand marshal of the parade

March 7, 2016 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism.

Women’s History Month: The 1913 Washington Suffrage Parade was led by Jane Burleson, the grand marshall of the parade. Burleson was a well-known horsewoman in Washington, and her confidence in the saddle is evident from this picture. Burleson led more than 5,000 parade participants up Pennsylvania Avenue and into a melee that changed the direction • Read More »

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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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