Photos, Prints, Drawings Helena Hill Weed, Norwalk, Conn. Serving 3 day sentence in D.C. prison for carrying banner, "Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed."
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Photos, Prints, Drawings
National Woman's Party
Weed, Helena Hill
- Helena Hill Weed, Norwalk, Conn. Serving 3 day sentence in D.C. prison for carrying banner, "Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed."
- Created / Published
- 1917 July 6-8
- Subject Headings
- - National Woman's Party
- - Suffragists--United States--1910-1920
- - Women--Suffrage--Connecticut
- - Weed, Helena Hill
- - Women prisoners--United States--Political activity
- - Photographs
- - United States -- Connecticut -- Norwalk
- - United States -- District of Columbia
- - Summary: Photograph of Helena Hill Weed, facing forward, standing behind bars in a prison cell.
- - Title and information transcribed from item.
- - Mrs. Helena Hill Weed of Norwalk, Conn., was a graduate of Vassar College and Montana School of Mines. She was a geologist, a daughter of a member of Congress, and a vice-president of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She was a prominent member of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage and the NWP. She was one of the first pickets arrested, July 4, 1917, and served three days in District Jail. In January 1918, she was arrested for applauding in court and sentenced to 24 hours, and in August 1918 she was arrested for participation in Lafayette Square meeting, and sentenced to 15 days. Doris Stevens, Jailed for Freedom (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1920), 369.
- 1 photograph: print; 2.5 x 2 in.
- Call Number
- Location: National Woman's Party Records, Group II, Container II:275, Folder: Individual Photographs Nos. 452-503 "W"
- Source Collection
- Records of the National Woman's Party
- Manuscript Division
- Digital Id
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