Happy birthday, Mary Ritter Beard

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Happy birthday, Mary Ritter Beard

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I love this photo, though I doubt the accuracy of its caption. I love that the young African-American man (boy?) is the only one aware of being photographed. I love the woman in the right foreground, mid-sentence. 🧵

The @librarycongress says the speaker is Mary Beard, speaking in March 1913, facing the Dept of Interior Building (now @smithsoniannpg). Beard is identified as a board member of the Congressional Union, which was formed in April of that year (see yesterday's post).

The LOC says a duplicate image in the file identifies the speaker as Mrs. Glendower Evans and Mrs. [Nina] Allender. Another copy says Mary Beard, speaking on March 3. That’s the day of the Inaugural march, when elaborate tableaux were staged outside the Treasury, one block away.

Could this be that same day? Is it Evans or Allender or Beard? @TinaCassidy @kclemay any clues? It’s item mnwp000335 Even if it’s not her, happy birthday Mary Ritter Beard. #WomensVote100 #19thAmendment 

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Daily Suffragist

Date

05/08/2020

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Daily Suffragist, “Happy birthday, Mary Ritter Beard,” Daily Suffragist, accessed October 3, 2022, https://dailysuffragist.omeka.net/items/show/474.

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