Silver Loving Cup presented to Alice Paul

On January 11, 1914 Elizabeth Kent of the Congressional Union for Woman’s Suffrage presented Alice Paul with a silver loving cup "in affectionate recognition of her wisdom, her devotion and her courage." It was Paul’s twenty-ninth birthday. At this meeting Alice Paul announced her daring new strategy: campaigning to defeat members of the political party in power (at that time the Democratic Party) until that party officially supported woman suffrage. This change from the more conservative state-by-state lobbying efforts fractured the National American Woman’s Suffrage Association and the Congressional Union for Woman’s Suffrage. Paul split off from the National American Woman Suffrage Association and eventually formed the National Woman’s Party.
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Object Name
silver loving cup
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 18 cm x 13 cm x 9 cm; 7 3/32 in x 5 1/8 in x 3 17/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Women's Suffrage
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Political History: Political History
Government, Politics, and Reform
Woman Suffrage
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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