Suffrage parade - Mrs. Mary Bair, Mr[s]. W. Albert Wood, and Mrs. R.S. [i.e., Richard Coke] Burleson (LOC)

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Suffrage parade - Mrs. Mary Bair, Mr[s]. W. Albert Wood, and Mrs. R.S. [i.e., Richard Coke] Burleson

1913 March 3 (date created or published later by Bain)

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

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Photo taken at the National American Woman Suffrage Association parade held in Washington, D.C., March 3, 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

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Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 2505-10


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    • 27/Jun/2008 18:43:48

    Methinks Mr. Wood is actually Mrs. Wood.

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    Harry Angstrom

    • 28/Jun/2008 03:56:18

    5,000 WOMEN MARCH, BESET BY CROWDS; Demonstration at Capital Badly Hampered and Congress Is Asked to Investigate. Special to The New York Times. March 4, 1913, Tuesday Page 5, 2313 words The Grand Marshal of the Parade was: Mrs. Richard Coke Burleson, "a splendid horsewoman" (NYT)

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    • 28/Jun/2008 09:18:30

    Harry Angstrom. Good research on Burleson--seems to have been a prominent family. See adjacent photo--I found some information on another "Mrs. Burleson" who might have been at the parade, but the "Mrs. Richard Coke Burleson" you mention seems perhaps more likely.

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    pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity)

    • 14/Jul/2008 02:54:11

    Mrs. Burleson's hat is spectacular--maybe it was extra grand to match her role as the Grand Marshal?

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    Harry Angstrom

    • 14/Jul/2008 07:06:03

    Mrs. Burleson with the hat appears to have later murdered the 2nd Mrs. Burleson. Her former husband appears to have been a nephew of the Postmaster General Burleson. See this NYTimes article

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    • 16/Jul/2008 15:00:31

    OK, so I guess this caption is in error: "Mrs. R.S. Burleson" should read "Mrs. R.C. Burleson", and she was marshal of the parade--seen mounted and wearing her marshal's ribbon in another LOC photo here. But you know, looking at these two photos, I'm not sure they are the same woman. The hat is different, the coats are different, and this was supposed to be the same day. I can't see enough detail on her face to be sure. Maybe the "R.S." is not an error. Not sure... Maybe she changed clothes to go riding? Possible, I suppose. Hmm, this one is the same woman, same hat, and she is labeled R.S. Burleson, again, as opposed to Mrs. R.C., who was marshal of the parade. Confusing. Maybe I'll make a composite of the suspects later and post it.

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    The Library of Congress

    • 18/Jul/2008 18:10:24

    Thanks to everyone for your comments and information! The Mrs. Burleson in question does appear to be Mrs. Richard Coke Burleson, Grand Marshal of the suffrage parade on March 3, 1913. We will add her full name to and correct Mrs. Wood's name in the source data, then reload the description to Flickr.

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    victorious crowd

    • 29/Oct/2009 13:47:00

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wir haben`s schwarz auf weiss ONLY THE BEST IN B&W ART♥ ♥, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    • 09/Jan/2010 18:14:38

    pennyrichardsonca: All the marshals had special clothes for the parade. There was a vaguely renaissance flavor to the parade clothes, though the pageant at the treasury was classical! Each segment of the marchers were supposed to wear robes of different colors and the effect was supposed to be rainbow like. There was protest about this so some suffragists chose to be in the "uncostumed" section. Lucy Barber

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    • 25/Mar/2021 04:16:20

    Congrats on Explore! ⭐ March 24, 2021

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    • 25/Mar/2021 07:10:53

    Super Bild, sehr gelungen!

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    • 25/Mar/2021 10:27:14

    ✨🌟★❤✯♥♡✨ Very beautiful ✨♡♥✯❤★🌟✨

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    le cabri

    • 25/Mar/2021 22:57:45

    Great shot.