Women's Suffrage Painting
Twenty years ago, a woman from League City, Texas bought what appears to be a watercolor painting at a garage sale.
The image is of a trumpeting herald on a horse, and printed on it are the words "Official Program Woman Suffrage Procession Washington D.C. March 3, 1913."
Our investigation sheds light on the day before Woodrow Wilson's Presidential Inauguration, when as many as 8,000 women descended on the steps of the Capitol, marching for suffrage.
National media accounts testify to the galvanizing effect the spectacle had on the public. Remarkably, though, the event was organized in just nine weeks.
In the Suffragettes' rush to define their image, who was the illustrator they turned to? Is this image original and what role did it play in securing women the right to vote?
History Detectives searches for the mystery artist whose work helped culminate the 72-year battle for women's suffrage.
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Siberian Bullet What can this bullet reveal about the hidden agenda of American forces in a fight against Soviet Communism?
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Mouse Toy Could this tiny toy labeled 'Micky' be the original Mickey Mouse?
- Related Investigation Internment Artwork What is the story behind these watercolor paintings of a prison camp?
- Related Investigation Lafayette China Did the Marquis de Lafayette give this china set to the popular wife of the Patriot Mayor?
- Also with Gwen Wright Rebel Whiskey Flask Is this flask a relic from the historic "Whiskey Rebellion" of 1794?
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Shippen Golf Club Was this the golf club used by John Shippen when he made sporting history in the 1896 U.S. Open?
This is a place for opinions, comments, questions and discussion; a place where viewers of History Detectives can express their points of view and connect with others who value history. We ask that posters be polite and respectful of all opinions. History Detectives reserves the right to delete comments that don’t conform to this conduct. We will not respond to every post, but will do our best to answer specific questions, or address an error.