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Vintage photos of:
New York, August 1913. "Suffragettes on way to Boston." At the reins: Miss Elizabeth Freeman, traveling with Misses Elsie MacKenzie and Vera Wentworth, plus a hurdy-gurdy and several carrier pigeons; details of their caravan are here. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.