Suffragettes Save Man From Train

Woman raises umbrella to signal motorman even though she knew it was "unlucky to open an umbrella under a roof" while her sister helps man back onto the platform "in the nick of time."

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Suffragettes Save Man From Train - WOMAN RESCUED MAN. Raited Her Umbrella at...
WOMAN RESCUED MAN. Raited Her Umbrella at Oncoming Sub way Train Told by M re. Commander. Mrs. Lydia K. Commander, who standi at the head and front of the suffragette movement in this city, sent for reporters last night to gj to her house, at 274 West HOth Btrcet, to take note of an incident Illustrating the fact that It is the women, not the men, who rise to the occasion in moments of danger. Mrs. Commander fears that reporters do not usually concede concede this Tact. Here Is her own story In her own words: " It was this way: I went down to visit my sister. Edith Breithup of 112 West 115th Street. Shortly after 2 o'clock we left her home to come to mine, going down into the 116th Street Subway station in Lenox Avenue. The station was crowded

Clipped from The New York Times27 Nov 1908, FriPage 1

The New York Times (New York, New York)27 Nov 1908, FriPage 1
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  • Suffragettes Save Man From Train — Woman raises umbrella to signal motorman even though she knew it was "unlucky to open an umbrella under a roof" while her sister helps man back onto the platform "in the nick of time."

    Headlines – 21 Nov 2012

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