Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate. Women Exclusively, White Houses, House Protest, Protest Women, Catholic Workers, Forty Women, Prison Dresses, November 1917, Catholic Church
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There is not a fast car in the frame, but how can you doubt that they had one? Sisters Guarding Family Moonshine Business -- Florence Friermuth and Susie Friermuth Doffing pose after they were arrested for moonshining. The sisters guarded stills on their family's farm near Saint Paul, Minnesota, during Prohibition.
Alice Paul, women's suffragist and one of the protestors who aimed to expose Pres. Wilson's hypocrisy of "making the world safe for democracy" when there was none at home. On the "Night of Terror," 9/ 14/ 1917, 44 workhouse wardens beat the protestors. One was a 73-year-old woman. One was stabbed between the eyes with the broken staff of her banner. Women were dragged by guards twisting their arms and hurled into concrete "punishment cells."
Women's Suffrage Protestors Taken to Prison National Woman's Party White House Protests, 1917 National Woman's Party protestors are taken from the D.C. Court House to prison after their conviction in connection with White House protests for women's suffrage, 1917.
It was 1917 when members of the National Women’s Party picketed outside the White House, demanding the right to #vote. The Night of Terror took place on Nov 15 when the warden at the Workhouse Prison ordered his guards to teach the suffragists a lesson. For weeks, the women’s only water had come from an open pail. Their food had been infested with worms. But on this night, some 40 prison guards wielding clubs beat the women senseless — grabbing, dragging, choking, kicking and pinching them.
"Lincoln's Office in the White House" brings you into an exacting reproduction of Lincoln's White House office. As you enter, Lincoln has just unveiled to his cabinet his plans to issue an Emancipation Proclamation.
Being taken away to Occoquan Workhouse for protesting. (I can't tell who this is but I highly recommend the Iron-Jawed Angels movie -- a great story about women being jailed for daring to protest for the Right To Vote outside of the White House during war time.)
Over the years Eartha White operated a department store, a taxi service, and a steam laundry, and was licensed as a real estate broker, a census taker and a social worker. Known as the Angel of Mercy for her lifetime of humanitarian and civic service, Eartha White served the sick during the Spanish American War, was the only woman member of a sixty-member inter-racial War Camp Community Service Conference during World War I, served as a member of President Wilson's White House Conference, and...
women of the west standing next to a mud house (sod home), with which every settler used to build their homes, since there was no trees with which to build homes on the prairie. Biddy Craft