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Suffrage Caravan: 1913

Suffrage Caravan: 1913

New York, August 1913. "Suffragettes on hike to Boston." Our third look at the suffrage caravan. On the right in white is Elizabeth Freeman, probably with her fellow suffragist travelers Elsie MacKenzie and Vera Wentworth. The lady with the sash might be Elizabeth Worth Mueller, their chaperon. The horse, if it's the same one who conveyed Elizabeth on a previous escapade, was a steed of artistic temperament (he liked sunsets and the color yellow) named Lausanne, who cost $59.98. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

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Thanks, Ladies! And I hope you turned around and smacked the smirking young blokes behind you, as soon as the picture was taken!


Here's a bit more about the estimable Ms. Freeman and her equine-propelled exploits here.

The woman on the left appears to be "Colonel" Ida Kraft (also spelled Craft or Croft); to her right is Elsie MacKenzie. To the left of Elizabeth Freeman is Vera Wentworth. All the women except Col. Kraft were English by birth, although Freeman spent her early life in the U.S. She became a convert to women's suffrage on a return visit to England around 1905 and thereafter devoted her life to various radical causes until her death at age 75 in 1942. Vera Wentworth, born Jessie Spinks in 1890, joined the British Women's Social and Political Union in 1908 and was involved in several of the W.S.P.U.'s high-profile events including the Black Friday debacle of 1910, in which suffragettes and police clashed violently in the center of London when a bill that would have (partly) given women the vote failed to pass through Parliament. Wentworth was also a close friend of the noted British pacifist and politician Fenner Brockway. She died in 1957.

Thank You, Ladies

As a woman pushing 80, I have reaped the rewards of your efforts, as have so many of us. My grandmother was one of you and she would be so very proud of your results.

I Bet

These people must be the band of Gypsies that my mother was always going to sell me to if I didn't straighten out!

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