Three women are in this photo, each with a definitive purpose.
The woman in the center was Annie. She was jailed more than nine times for such things as picketing – as she was doing here – and demonstrating on our behalf. She spent an incredible sixty days in Occoquan Workhouse in August-September 1917 for picketing.
In other words, she held up a “propaganda sign” reading something like these did:
The woman on the left, whose unseen face appears to be reassuring and confirming to Annie to know what they are standing for was right and worthy, is Florence Youmans of Minnesota.
The woman wearing white is a policewoman. She is arresting the other two woman, sending them to jail sentences of unknown length at the time. She was doing, I suppose, what she felt was write.
In July of 2013 I participated in the Ultimate Blog Challenge.
I continued with my Literary Grannies series as well as focusing on the history of Women – Standing Together for a Cause. There are many causes women have stood together for over time, but the Suffragists have been exceptionally compelling to me recently.
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