Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Woman suffrage bonfire on sidewalk in front of the White House  in rain. Later demonstrators with similar bonfire also unfurled a banner demanding voting rights for women from President Wilson. The year was 1918.

The Suffragist in the final photograph appears to be smiling with success at getting arrested directly in front of the White House.

Woman suffrage was enacted nationally two years later in 1920.

 Harris & Ewing collection at the Library of Congress.