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Bring It On: 1915

Bring It On: 1915

1915. Washington, D.C. "Woman Suffrage. Hazel MacKaye." Hazel, director of the Susan B. Anthony Pageant, lived at 1729 H Street N.W. Her brother was the poet and playwright Percy MacKaye. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

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Our cat Susan B. Anthony

Our cat Susan B. Anthony wouldn't like meeting that pup! (The other cat acquired at the same time is Sacagawea... we were just then finding out purebreds can be quite high-dollar compared to adopted alley cats, hence the names from U.S. coinage.)

Hazel MacKaye, playwright

Miss MacKaye was a playwright of her own accord. In addition to the work mentioned below she wrote "Good Will, the Magician: A Peace Pageant for Children" and "The Quest of Youth: A Pageant for Schools."

Suffragists Honor Leader

Congressional Union Members to Celebrate Completing Anthony Fund.

The Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage will meet this afternoon at 4 o'clock a the home of Mrs. John J. White, Sheridan circle, to celebrate the completion of the three weeks' campaign for the establishment of the Susan B. Anthony memorial fund. This fund will be used for the sole purpose of pushing the Susan B. Anthony amendment, known during the Sixth-third Congress as the Bristow-Mondell amendment.

At this meeting, Miss Hazel MacKaye will read a playlet giving an episode in the life of Susan B. Anthony. This episode is one of a series of incidents in the life of Miss Anthony which Miss MacKaye is dramatizing and which will be available for the use of suffragists throughout the country for propaganda work.

Dr. Cora Smith King will speak and a musical program has been arranged. After the meeting Mrs. White will entertain the company at tea. All members and friends of the union are invited to be present.

Washington Post, Feb 28, 1915

Suffrage Play Rehearsed

Episode in Life of Susan B. Anthony Basis for Drama.

Rehearsals have begun on a suffrage play, "In Defense of a Mother," by Hazel MacKaye, which will be presented at Rauscher's Wednesday evening next, following the convention of the District of Columbia organization of the Congressional Union.

The play represents an episode in the life of Susan B. Anthony, a pioneer suffragist and author of the suffrage amendment now being pushed by the Congressional Union. The union will present the play in every State this summer in connection with the political conventions which will be held to bring pressure to bear on candidates for Congress.

The following is the cast of the play as it will be presented here Wednesday: Miss Emma Crans, Susan B. Anthony; Miss Elsie Hill, Mary Anthony, a sister; Mrs. Helena Hill Weed, Mrs. Elliott, a friend; Mrs. Jessie Hardy Stubbs, Mrs. John Scudder, the mother; George W. Latimer, of Baltimore, Mr. Scudder; and Howard Treat, William Lloyd Garrison.

Washington Post, May 8, 1915


What a cute French Bulldog!

Anyone can be a poet

Miss Hazel MacKaye,
Your coif is a mess,
Your doggie is crying
Since he peed on your dress,
Your posture is slouchy
You need to stand tall,
And what's with all the buttons
On your collar, cuffs and all?
The dog's nails need clipping,
Lest someone get hurt,
Maybe that stain on your belly is dirt?
But in spite of the flaws
Your eyes are deep pools
Of beauty and justice and honesty rules.
Now you and your brother and doggie are dead
But you look so much like
My cousin Ed.

Superb photograph

This is a lovely portrait, with the subject and dog looking relaxed and genial, and very nice bokeh. It's the very opposite of stiff, posed portraits of the time.

All natural!

I'm pretty sure this young lady didn't have any cosmetic surgery, either! But she could definitely use some dental work, or at the very least a little whitening....

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