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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • AUSTRALIA: GREAT BARRIER CORAL REEF

Enfranchised: 1920

Enfranchised: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920. "Suffragettes voting." An inspiration to us all! National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

ERA

That's Section 1 of what would be known in the 1970s as the Equal Rights Amendment on the banner overhead. Still not passed.

[The text on the banner is the 19th Amendment, ratified in 1920. - Dave]

I stand corrected. The similarity between the two is uncanny.

Sensible shoes

echo sensible ideas!

Not just you, Mattie

And not just women. ALL of us owe these women a debt of gratitude.

Thank you, suffragists

I owe these women a debt of gratitude.

Women's Shoes

Am glad ladies have better selections these days. These clunkers look awful, except for the pointed ones on the left.

Angels

The lamp over the head of the woman on the left makes it look like she has a halo. Thank you, suffragettes, for making it possible for women to vote!

 
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