Photos, Prints, Drawings [Policewoman arrests Florence Youmans of Minnesota and Annie Arniel (center) of Delaware for refusing to give up their banners.]

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Dates 1917
Location Delaware
United States
Language English
Subjects Arniel, Annie
National Woman's Party
Political Activity
United States
Women Prisoners
Youmans, Florence
[Policewoman arrests Florence Youmans of Minnesota and Annie Arniel (center) of Delaware for refusing to give up their banners.]
Created / Published
[1917 June]
Subject Headings
-  Women prisoners--United States--Political activity
-  Arniel, Annie
-  Youmans, Florence
-  Arrest
-  National Woman's Party
-  Suffragists--United States--1910-1920
-  Women--Suffrage--Delaware
-  Women--Suffrage--Minnesota
-  Picketing
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Minnesota
-  United States -- Delaware -- Wilmington
-  Summary: Florence Youmans of Minnesota (left), clutching a suffrage propaganda banner, and Annie Arniel of Delaware (center), being approached in front of the White House gates by an unidentified policewoman, who appears to have seized Arniel's banner, while a third unidentified suffrage picket watches from behind her tri-color purple, white, and gold National Woman's Party flag, and a fourth picket looks away in a different direction.
-  Title taken from the caption accompanying a cropped version of the photograph published in The Suffragist, 5, no. 76 (July 7, 1917): 6.
-  Mrs. Annie Arniel, Wilmington, Delaware, did picket duty at the White House beginning in 1917. She was one of the first six suffrage prisoners and served eight jail sentences: three days in June 1917 and sixty days in Occoquan Workhouse in August-September 1917 for picketing; fifteen days in August 1918 for the Lafayette Square meeting; and five sentences of five days each in January and February 1919, for watchfire demonstrations. Source: Doris Stevens, Jailed for Freedom (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1920), 355.
1 photograph: print; 8.5 x 10 in.
Call Number
Location: National Woman's Party Records, Group I, Container I:147, Folder: Arniel, Annie
Source Collection
Records of the National Woman's Party
Manuscript Division
Digital Id

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