Between 1912 and 1914, women -- and men -- from all over the country organized "Suffrage Hikes", which were meant to bring attention to the issue of women's suffrage. The first one went from Manhattan to Albany, New York. The second hike went from Manhattan to Washington, District of Columbia -- and covered 230 miles in 17 days.
Jane Burleson, the grand marshal of the Washington suffrage parade, is here standing with five other marshals sometime before the parade began at 3 p.m. on March 3, 1913. Burleson is standing third from the right along with parade marshals Mrs. Russell McLennan, Althea Taft, Louise Bridges, Alberta Hill and Miss F. Ragsdale, from left to right.
This photo is famous among the Suffrage photos of the era because of the six beautiful hats. I love the hats too!