Photo: White House Suffrage Demonstration

Description
This photo shows crowds gathered outside the White House for a suffrage demonstration on January 13, 1919. During the protest shown in the photo, 22 women were arrested.
The watch fires of freedom marked a return of woman suffrage pickets to the White House. They burned copies of President Woodrow Wilson's speeches in small cauldrons calling attention to his hypocrisy in touting democratic principles abroad while simultaneously refusing to secure the Senate votes needed to pass the woman suffrage amendment.
The nineteenth amendment to the Constitution enfranchising women was ratified in August 1920.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph
associated institution
National Woman's Party
associated person
Paul, Alice
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 6 1/2 in x 7 in; 16.51 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
1991.3016.063
catalog number
1991.3016.063
nonaccession number
1991.3016
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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