Silver Loving Cup presented to Alice Paul

Silver Loving Cup presented to Alice Paul

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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.
Object Name
silver loving cup
associated date
Paul, Alice
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
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Alice Paul Centennial Foundation Inc
Women's Suffrage
Women's History
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Government, Politics, and Reform
Woman Suffrage
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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