Item 31527 - Votes for Women, Maine Centennial Parade, 1920
- Item 31527 - Votes for Women, Maine Centennial Parade, 1920
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Before the Maine Centennial Parade held in Portland in 1920, a group of residents held the Parade of Horribles, a popular parade genre that often included humor about various topics.Show Details
This woman, dressed in a mask and patterned jumpsuit, carries a pennant, produced by the Women's Political Union, proclaiming "Votes for Women."
While the woman suffrage issue was only about a month away from ratification, the topic still garnered discussion.
This photograph, with a collection of others from the parade, was on page twenty-two of the Tuesday, July 6, 1920 issue of the Portland Evening Express with the title "Indicative of What the Camera Can Stand--Views of Monday's Parade of Horribles."