A photo album containing ten original images from a suffrage parade held in Mount Vernon, New York in 1913. The album was apparently assembled by Anna Uebel, based on the remnants of a label containing her name pasted to the inside of the front cover.
According to reports in the Yonkers Herald newspaper the parade was held on Saturday, May 30, 1913, and started and ended at the train depot plaza where speeches were given. Among the presenters was Mount Vernon Mayor Edwin W. Fiske, a supporter of votes from women. The parade also attracted a strong showing of anti-suffrage supporters.
This album contains 190 photographs which each measure roughly 5 ½” x 8 ¼”. The highlight is ten photographs of the suffrage parade. One image shows a decorated wagon with a banner that states: “Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. Are WE a PART of the GOVERNED?” There are three photos of two men dressed as women holding a sign which says: “Men Vote, Why Can’t I” and an image of women carrying a banner for the Mount Vernon Political Equality League.
The remainder of the album is filled with family photos. Uebel (1888-1943) was a public school teacher who graduated from the Normal School at Jamaica. Her husband, Theodore, was an electrician and together, they had three children.
All the images are pasted to the black paper leaves of an oblong limp leather album. The rear cover and the album spine have perished. A few of the family images are torn; else very good. Item #74698