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Corps de Ballot: 1914

Corps de Ballot: 1914

January 1914. New York. "Women's Political Union -- Suffrage dancers." On the Suffrage Ball program along with the Butterfly Dancers. Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.


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The Corps

Are we SURE these are all women, or is this an early Monty Python skit gone weird?

Yes, yes, OK

So vote already.

As long as you stop that infernal dancing.


Top left. That pose last seen in "Plan 9 from Outer Space".

The Gals of Auguste

Renoir used the same face over and over on women in crowd scenes, like the photo.

Nice Hair

I'm accustomed to seeing women of this era with frizzy hair, which was either the intended style or a side-effect of a hot curling iron. Either way, a more natural style is timeless, and I support giving these women the vote.

Grandma, what was the big deal?

These suffragettes are a little over seven years away from the end of a 70 year struggle. Why is it so difficult for those in power to give equal rights to those who are different? You would think power would give people a broader perspective.

The lower tier are nicely posed and serious, but pleasant looking. The photographer must have told the two women at the top to have a far away look in their eyes; and to make a gang sign.

Freddie Mercury was a suffragette?

Who knew?!

What's that on her wrist?

The lady on our right at the top: I don't expect to see a lady wearing a wristwatch in 1914, but that's what it looks like. Anybody have any other suggestions? Maybe it's just her Fitbit?

Three Cheers for the Equalty State

After all, by that time Wyoming had aleady been there for 45 years. The other half must have been quite slow in getting the point.

However, I can't stop wondering what these activists would think of the modern variety of gender equality. I am frequetly astonished about how many genders there suposedly are. And still counting.

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