Rose Sanderson [i.e., Sanderman] (LOC)

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Rose Sanderson [i.e., Sanderman]

1913 Feb. 10 (date created or published later by Bain)

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title and date from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photograph shows suffragists Rose Sanderman (holding horn) and Elizabeth Freeman (right). (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008 and 2010. Correct last name from similar Bain negative: LC-B2-2972-10)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

General information about the Bain Collection is available at

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):

Call Number: LC-B2- 2631-11

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  1. Tesla314 77 months ago | reply

    It's really nice to see the genuine, relaxed smiles... it's easy to think of everything before 1960 as dour due to all the posed photos and lack of color film. So this is a nice reminder that people have always been regular folk.

  2. swanq 76 months ago | reply

    I think the date written on the negative is 2/10/13

  3. Barbara (LOC P&P) 76 months ago | reply

    Although dates scratched on the Bain negatives may not always indicate the date the photograph was made (some negatives bear multiple dates), it looks as though February 1913 would be an accurate date for the photograph. This photographic print of Elizabeth Freeman en route to the parade is dated Feb. 17, 1913: (I'm wondering if the woman smiling on the right in this photograph is, in fact, Elizabeth Freeman.)

    We'll add date information to the source description and reload it to Flickr.

    Some Bain photos--among them, the photo of Elizabeth Freeman en route--were included in an essay on the 1913 suffrage parade that highlights the variety of Library of Congress materials that shed light on the event:

  4. Whiskeygonebad 75 months ago | reply

    I feel sorry for the poor lady on the right who seems to be wearing a commonly ill-fitting vulcanite denture. Actually you could not be too poor to even be able to get any denture. I am dental technician for 30 years and tend to notice these things. Sorry. The Brooklyn Museum just had a great exhibit on The Woman's Suffrage Movement that I went to see at the top floor.

  5. Pixel Wrangler 74 months ago | reply

    FYI – It appears that, since bringing these photographs together as the excellent Women Striving Forward ... set, tags and notes have become disabled for photographs within that set.

  6. Barbara (LOC P&P) 74 months ago | reply

    Thanks for pointing that out--it was entirely unintentional. We've re-established the settings so it will be possible to add comments, tags, and notes.

  7. lhillhutcherson 72 months ago | reply

    Funny, but like Whiskeygonebad, I also zeroed right in on the woman's horrid looking teeth on the right.

    No offense intended, but it does stand out, doesn't it?

  8. vjhreeves [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

    if that is indeed a set of dentures, it's a wonder the woman can smile at all. The woman in the center, however, is adorable, and looks like a load of fun!

  9. Pixel Wrangler 62 months ago | reply

    I think this may be Rose Sanderman rather than Sanderson (albeit the captioning on the image above is clearly “Sanderson”).

    There is another LOC/Bain photograph available at the LOC that shows the same woman, and is identified as Rose Sanderman:

    “Rose Sanderman (LOC)” by Bain News Service

    Additionally, there is a photo of this same woman, managed by Corbis, with the original caption of “Auto Parade of the Suffragists on Fifth Avenue, May 1. New York, New York: Rose Sanderman, the bugler.”

    Of course, since the publishing of this wonderful photograph by the Library of Congress, references to the photo, and the name “Sanderson” have been picked up by scores of other sources, including Wikimedia, so the quantity of references is not on the side of Sanderman ;-)   To keep it interesting, Bettmann/Corbis also has a different photo of Rose playing her “bugle” in Washington, DC., and in that photo she is [mis]identified as Sanderson.

    While there is little information about Rose “Sanderson”, The New York Times reported several stories on the fanciful activities of Rose Sanderman. In extensive coverage of National Women's Suffrage Day in New York City, May 2, 1914, The New York Times referred to Miss Rose Sanderman as the “official trumpeter for the celebration.”

    An article headlined “GIRLS CAPTURE WALL ST.” describes a big crowd at a suffrage rally on July 15, 1914. Commenting on the large crowd of men: “You see,” said Miss Rose Sanderman, “they thought that young girls didn't want the vote—that it was only the older women who wanted it. But when they saw us they realized their error...”

    (This comment is dedicated to International Women’s Day – March 8, 2010 :)

  10. swanq 62 months ago | reply

    @Pixel Wrangler: You've convinced me.

  11. riki 86 - staying after all. you lot are too nice 60 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called we're the people, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  12. FreeRangeBob 57 months ago | reply

    I just love the joy on Rose's face. I attempted a watercolor :

  13. pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity) 33 months ago | reply

    Used this image again, on an upcycled train case:

  14. B-59 14 months ago | reply

    Another photo of Rose Sanderman with bugle is in New-York tribune., May 02, 1915, Image 1.

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