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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.