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Election Day is finally here! I hope you're as excited to stick it to Tr--ahem, vote, as I am! As you cast your ballot today, take a second to remember the women who fought to make that possible. These vintage photos will remind you of how hard women have fought for a voice in American democracy.
Alice Paul (far right) and other members of the National Women's Party picket the 1920 Republican National Convention.
Susan B. Anthony was arrested and tried for illegal voting after participating in the 1872 presidential election.
New York women voting. 1920.
National League of Women Voters members encourage women to vote. 1924.
British suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst at a polling booth. Circa 1910.
Bertha M. Furman of the League of Women Voters explains the voting process. Circa 1930.
Eleanor Roosevelt casts her ballot at Hyde Park. 1936.
San Francisco suffragists endorse a state amendment granting women the right to vote.
Baltimore voters wait on line to cast their ballots. 1964.
Groovy voters heads to her polling station. 1970.
Black women march in support of the Voting Rights Act. 1965.
League of Women Voters members gather at Fountain Square in Cincinnati. 1924.
New York City women casting their ballots.
Native American women register to vote in New Mexico. 1948.
"Vote Baby Vote!"
Japanese actor Komako Kimura marches in a 1917 parade for women's suffrage.
Women march for suffrage in New York City. 1913.
Jackie Kennedy votes in the Massachusetts primary. 1962.
Women in New York voting, 1922.
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