Sunday, July 12, 2009

Suffrage Week

This is going to be Women's Suffrage week here at Old Picture of the Day. We kick the week off with this picture of Inez Milholland Boissevain mounted on horseback in a Suffrage Parade in 1913. Ms. Boissevain was a lawyer, and was an ardent supporter of not only the Suffrage Movement, but African American rights, and the rights of workers in sweat shop. She died unexpectedly at the early age of about 30.

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  1. She looks almost ephemeral in the picture. I wonder if the photographer "photo shopped" it for dramatic effect.

    Good looking horse.

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  2. it reminds me of the book Fallen Angels.

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  3. What a fascinating lady! I will have to look her up - sounds like quite an advanced woman for her times!

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  4. Often times suffrage workers united with race rights workers because there were many black newspapers not controlled by white men and they would publish the articles about womens suffrage.

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  5. What a way to make a statement!

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  6. I wonder if she could actually ride? She's only holding one rein a little bit and a man is holding the horse.

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  7. what a great photo and another beautiful horse

    this is a great series of photos

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