Photographs from the Records of the  National Woman's Party (representing the militant wing of the suffrage movement) utilized public demonstrations (picketing, pageants, parades, demonstrations) to gain popular attention for the right of women to vote.

Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party (representing the militant wing of the suffrage movement) utilized public demonstrations (picketing, pageants, parades, demonstrations) to gain popular attention for the right of women to vote.

Alice Paul, suffragist, founder of the National Woman's Party, and author of the Equal Rights Amendment

Alice Paul, suffragist, founder of the National Woman's Party, and author of the Equal Rights Amendment

National Woman's Party suffrage banner // Voter registration deadline here in Oregon is tomorrow, October 16 -- register at http://www.oregonvotes.org/pages/voterresources/regtovote/index.html

National Woman's Party suffrage banner // Voter registration deadline here in Oregon is tomorrow, October 16 -- register at http://www.oregonvotes.org/pages/voterresources/regtovote/index.html

Prominent young girls of Seneca Falls as warriors in honor of the officers and members of the National Woman's party 1923

Prominent young girls of Seneca Falls as warriors in honor of the officers and members of the National Woman's party 1923

Cartoonist Nina Allender's view of the July 4th demonstration as drawn for the National Woman's Party's official publication, "The Suffragist."

Cartoonist Nina Allender's view of the July 4th demonstration as drawn for the National Woman's Party's official publication, "The Suffragist."

"Jailed for Freedom" pin that was awarded to all women who were jailed for picketing the White House by the National Woman's Party

"Jailed for Freedom" pin that was awarded to all women who were jailed for picketing the White House by the National Woman's Party

Alice Paul's National Woman's Party pin in the organization's colors of purple, yellow, and white.

Alice Paul's National Woman's Party pin in the organization's colors of purple, yellow, and white.

This ribbon was issued by Alice Paul's National Woman's Party, the group that picketed the White House.  The colors of purple, white, and yellow were so clearly identified with Paul's group that no written identification on the ribbon was deemed necessary.

This ribbon was issued by Alice Paul's National Woman's Party, the group that picketed the White House. The colors of purple, white, and yellow were so clearly identified with Paul's group that no written identification on the ribbon was deemed necessary.

Lucy Burns (April 20, 1879 – September 15, 1966) was an American suffragist and women's rights advocate.[1] She was a passionate activist in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Burns was a close friend of Alice Paul, and together they ultimately formed the National Woman's Party. Lucy Burns spent more time in jail and endured horrible treatment and conditions in her quest to secure for women the right to vote. She is a true American hero.

Lucy Burns (April 20, 1879 – September 15, 1966) was an American suffragist and women's rights advocate.[1] She was a passionate activist in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Burns was a close friend of Alice Paul, and together they ultimately formed the National Woman's Party. Lucy Burns spent more time in jail and endured horrible treatment and conditions in her quest to secure for women the right to vote. She is a true American hero.

Mrs. James Rector, Mary Dubrow, Alice Paul (members of the National Woman's Party) picket the Republican Convention of 1920 for its refusal to support the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. The women's protest sign displays a quotation from Susan B. Anthony: "No self-respecting woman should wish or work for a party that ignores her sex".

Mrs. James Rector, Mary Dubrow, Alice Paul (members of the National Woman's Party) picket the Republican Convention of 1920 for its refusal to support the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. The women's protest sign displays a quotation from Susan B. Anthony: "No self-respecting woman should wish or work for a party that ignores her sex".

Suffragettes hold up banner in front of a building that has an architrave sign of the National Woman's Party; They claim to be ignored by the organization and hold up a protesting banner.

Suffragettes displeased over Women's Party Platform

Suffragettes hold up banner in front of a building that has an architrave sign of the National Woman's Party; They claim to be ignored by the organization and hold up a protesting banner.

Suffragists took a cross-country train trip in 1916 to launch the National Woman's Party. Then a tour of prisons? #WHM

Suffragists took a cross-country train trip in 1916 to launch the National Woman's Party. Then a tour of prisons? #WHM

Top 10 Most Successful Companies Founded by Women -Women’s Suffrage Organizations

Top 10 Most Successful Companies Founded by Women

National Woman's Party group September 6, 1922 After the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, the National Womans Party turned its attention to eliminating other forms of gender discrimination through the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).  The ERA never passed, but many of its goals were achieved by the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

National Woman's Party group September 6, 1922 After the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, the National Womans Party turned its attention to eliminating other forms of gender discrimination through the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA never passed, but many of its goals were achieved by the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Woman on bicycle, 1922. Original caption: "No more messenger boys for the National Woman's Party--from president to messenger all the members of the staff are feminine. This is in accordance with the stipulation of Mrs. Belmont when she donated the National Women's [i.e., Woman's] Party headquarters. Photo of Julia Obear, messenger."

Woman on bicycle, 1922. Original caption: "No more messenger boys for the National Woman's Party--from president to messenger all the members of the staff are feminine. This is in accordance with the stipulation of Mrs. Belmont when she donated the National Women's [i.e., Woman's] Party headquarters. Photo of Julia Obear, messenger."

Alice Paul & Mrs. O.H.P. Belmont (17 Nov 1923) . Alva Belmont and Alice Paul founded the National Woman's Party and championed women's  suffrage and the 19th Amendment. Alva was president of the NWP from 1917 until her death in 1933. They likely served to inspire Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough's support for similar efforts in Britain.

Alice Paul & Mrs. O.H.P. Belmont (17 Nov 1923) . Alva Belmont and Alice Paul founded the National Woman's Party and championed women's suffrage and the 19th Amendment. Alva was president of the NWP from 1917 until her death in 1933. They likely served to inspire Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough's support for similar efforts in Britain.

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