Elisabeth Freeman and Elsie McKenzie
Photo shows suffragists Elisabeth Freeman and Elsie McKenzie holding pigeons.
Elisabeth emigrated to the U.S. as a child and lived in New York. She was an active suffragette, even making a talking picture known as a Kinetophone for the Thomas A. Edison Co. about the movement.
Elsie McKenzie wasalso called a "militant" suffragist and made appearances with Elisabeth.
In 1913, they left New York in a caravan, dressed as gypsies, taking several carrier pigeons with them. They traveled to Chicago, stopping along the way to make speeches in favor of a woman's right to vote. This photo was probably taken on that trip.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Bain News Service. ... show more