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This picture of a New York City woman's suffrage parade appeared in the July 1912 edition of World's Work. What can you learn about this form of pressure politics from this image? Notice who participated as well as who observed.

        Having women lead these marches, especially when demanding the vote, frightened and offended many traditionalists in the early 1910s, including many antisuffragists.

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Women dressed in the costume of 1776, celebrating suffrage victories in 1912.  Current Literature 53(1912): 614
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When four states enacted women's suffrage in the 1912 elections, supporters celebrated by torchlight in New York City.
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