Sepia Saturday

Unknown Man Walking

This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt is of a man walking down a city street.


This photo shows members of the Pennsylvania delegation of the Republican party walking into the national convention held in Chicago in 1912 according to the Library of Congress. I’m wondering how and why women attended since they couldn’t vote in an election till 1920.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kristin
    Jul 09, 2016 @ 13:29:08

    Maybe they were interested even if they couldn’t vote or maybe they were someone’s secretary.



  2. Barbara Rogers
    Jul 10, 2016 @ 12:37:58

    I’d wonder the same thing, but I bet the convention was just as noisy as the ones that are held today!



  3. jofeathJo in Melbourne Aus
    Jul 11, 2016 @ 06:37:29

    Wives of members perhaps, supporting their husbands?



  4. tatteredandlost
    Jul 12, 2016 @ 00:59:43

    This is a wonderful image. And I’m imagining they never saw the cigar smoke filled room where the insane balloting took place.



  5. cassmob
    Jul 12, 2016 @ 22:42:10

    They look too smartly attired to be suffragettes, and too relaxed. I’d guess they may be family members.



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