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August 12, 1924. "Dr. Cora Smith King, Mrs. Emma Barnes Smith, Mrs. Sylvia Smith King." Dr. King, who was active in the women's suffrage movement, with her mother and daughter in a photo taken to illustrate a newspaper article headlined WOMAN OF 80 BOBS HAIR. National Photo glass negative. View full size.