Woman Citizen. June 30, 1917. A periodical for women's suffrage, featuring specifically women's war work during World War I. Women's Archives Minnie Fisher Cunningham Papers, 1914-1944. University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections (Public Domain).
This coin – a perfectly ordinary penny minted in 1903 – was part of this civil disobedience. Stamped with the suffragette slogan “votes for women”, it circulated as small change, and spread the message of the campaigners.
Advertisement for The Suffragette newspaper. This poster, designed by Mary Bartels, represents the Suffragette as a feminine 'womanly' woman. The Suffragette was launched as the official newspaper of the Women's Social and Political Union in 1912. Its launch represented a split in the Union as Emmeline and Fred Pethick-Lawrence were purged from the leadership by Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst. 1914.
Mother Goose as a Suffragette, 1912. A 35 page booklet containing such gems as “Jack and Jill/ Have Equal will/ And equal strength and mind./ But when it comes to Equal Rights/ Poor Jill trails far behind.”
"Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, 1916." One of the banners used in a memorial service for Inez Milholland, the lawyer who became a martyr to the suffrage movement following her death from anemia while campaigning for the 19th Amendment. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
Lucy Burns was an American suffragist & women's rights advocate. In 1917 she was imprisoned at Occoquan Workhouse for protesting, picketing, & marching at the White House. She endured the “Night of Terror” by the guards. The women were treated brutally & were refused medical attention. Of the well-known suffragists of the era, Burns spent the most time in jail. Photo by Harris & Ewing. ~Fighting for Our Rights.