Inez Milholland Pageant Poster, 1924

Inez Milholland Pageant Poster, 1924

Description
Poster from a 1924 pageant, "Forward into Ligh"” about the life of Inez Milholland
A labor lawyer, World War I correspondent, public speaker, social activist, and New York society figure, Inez Milholland was the idealized image of a suffragist. Believing that people would respond to the parade’s symbolism and spectacle, she rode as its herald. Her strong and feminine figure symbolically led the way to a brighter future for women. Milholland suffered from pernicious anemia, she had been warned by doctors that constant vigorous campaigning would be dangerous to her health but disregarded their concerns to further promote the cause. She collapsed and died in 1916 while traveling to promote woman suffrage. She became the martyred heroine of the movement, forever remembered as the 1913 parade’s inspiring herald.
Location
Currently not on view
associated institution
National Woman's Party
associated person
Paul, Alice
depicted (sitter)
Milholland, Inez
associated place
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
white (overall color)
green (overall color)
purple (overall color)
gold (overall color)
Measurements
average spatial: 14 in x 11 in; 35.56 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
1987.0165.114
catalog number
1987.0165.114
accession number
1987.0165
Credit Line
Gift of Alice Paul Centennial Foundation Inc.
subject
Women's Suffrage
Equal Rights Amendment
Voting Rights
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Women's History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Woman Suffrage
Data Source
National Museum of American History

Comments

I have the family album about the pageant. It was held at the Milholland estate in Lewis, NY. John E. Milholland, last of the Lincoln Republicans, became embroiled in a discussion of race in the choice of speakers and representation of women. The iconic poster of Inez Milholland was created for the pageant. The poster appears anachronistically in the background of a scene in "Iron-Jawed Angels".

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