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“Fine Dignity, Picturesque Beauty, and Serious Purpose”:

The Reorientation of Suffrage Media in the Twentieth Century

Emily Scarbrough, Author

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“Fine Dignity, Picturesque Beauty, and Serious Purpose”

All we ask and expect is a fair hearing and the same consideration
which would be given to a great organization of men, an organization of
national scope and size. For we are proposing to bring to Washington the
leading women from every state in the Union – women of splendid standing and
dignity, college women, professional women, homemakers, mothers, and workers.
The demonstration is to be one of fine dignity, picturesque beauty, and serious

[1] “The Suffrage Parade,” Washington Post, Jan. 7, 1913, 6.

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