Title: Scene at Duncan Park Saturday Morning During National Suffrage Day Observance Following Parade Through City
Publisher: Lexington Herald (2 May 1915), page 3.
Photograph from the open-air meeting on Saturday, May 1, 1915, at Duncan Park in Lexington, KY after an automobile parade (at the head of which were nine women on horseback) and the featured speaker, Reverend J. M. Maxon. The parade began on Third Street at Gratz Park, went west to Broadway, from Broadway to Main Street, where they went the full length east to Ashland Avenue. Then from Ashland to Maxwell Street and from Maxwell they marched to High Street then north on Limestone back to Main Street - and then retraced their way to Upper Street and then Third Street and out to North Limestone Street and to Duncan Park. The article described that nearly 50 automobiles decorated in suffrage colors and most driven by women. Not in the picture are the Lincoln schoolchildren who had ridden the route in a special bus and had given an exhibition of folk dancing on the lawn of the park after the address. Also not in the picture is the band led by Miss Julia Hogarty which played during the parade and at the park. The photo shows the Rev. Maxon speaking from a platform that, according to the article, was draped in yellow and "Votes for Women" banners. The crowd is sitting in a circle around the platform in lawn seats or standing. Rev. J.M. Maxon, former rector of St. John's Episcopal Church and president of Margaret College in Versailles, KY, gave a speech entitled "The Victory is Won, An Inspiration for Future Work." The speech was reprinted in the accompanying article.