[Inez Milholland Boissevain, wearing white cape, seated...  family photo

[Inez Milholland Boissevain, wearing white cape, seated...

[Inez Milholland Boissevain, wearing white cape, seated on white horse at the National American Woman Suffrage Association parade, March 3, 1913, Washington, D.C.] Photo shows lawyer Inez Milholland ... show more

[Inez Milholland Boissevain, wearing white cape, seated on white horse at the National American Woman Suffrage Association parade, March 3, 1913, Washington, D.C.]
1 photographic print.
Photo shows lawyer Inez Milholland Boissevain riding astride in the March 3, 1913, suffrage parade in Washington, D.C., as the first of four mounted heralds. Additional information about the Bain Collection is available at http://memory.loc.gov/pp/ggbainhtml/ggbainabt.html
  • In her short life Milholland shared with many of her fellow marchers a commitment to social reform. She joined organizations striving to improve the working conditions of children and the lives of African Americans. She was also a strong supporter of the shirtwaist and laundry workers. Three years after the parade, she collapsed and died at age thirty during a western suffrage lecture tour. Source: "Marching for the Vote," by Sheridan Harvey, in American Women, 2001, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/awhhtml/aw01e/aw01e.html
  • Caption from the negative LC-B2-2502-5: Suffrage parade 3/3/13.
  • George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).
  • Published in: American women : a Library of Congress guide for the study of women's history and culture in the United States / edited by Sheridan Harvey ... [et al.]. Washington : Library of Congress, 2001, p. 33.
  • Exhibited: Joan of Arc, Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven, CT, May - August, 2007.
  • Bain Collection
  • Boissevain, Inez Milholland,--1886-1916.
  • Suffragists--1910-1920.
  • Women--Political activity--Washington (D.C.)--1910-1920.
  • Women's suffrage--Washington (D.C.)--1910-1920.
  • Horseback riding--Washington (D.C.)--1910-1920.
  • Parades & processions--Washington (D.C.)--1910-1920.
  • Photographic prints--1910-1920.
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Photo provided courtesy of the United States Library of Congress.