Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Ira L. Hill Studio, N.Y.C.
Dates 1916
Location New York
United States
Language English
Subjects Milholland, Vida
National Woman's Party
New York (N.Y.)
Photographs
Suffrage
Suffragists
United States
Women
Title
Vida Milholland
Contributor Names
Ira L. Hill Studio, N.Y.C. (Photographer)
Created / Published
[ca. 1916-1920]
Subject Headings
-  Milholland, Vida
-  National Woman's Party
-  Suffragists--United States--1910-1920
-  Women--Suffrage--New York (N.Y.)
-  Photographs
-  United States -- New York -- New York
Genre
Photographs
Notes
-  Summary: Half-length studio portrait of Vida Milholland, seated on decorative bench, turned to look toward camera, wearing fur-trimmed embroidered jacket and large-brimmed hat, decorated with ruffle trim, beadwork, and fur pom-poms.
-  Title transcribed from item. Copyright Ira L. Hill's Studio, permission for publication granted if credit line is given.
-  Stamped Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, Room 709, Union Bldg., Newark, N.J. Caption on alternate item in same folder reads: "Miss Vida Milholland of New York, who has devoted herself to suffrage work since here sister, Inez Milholland Boissevain, died campaigning for suffrage in California in 1916. Miss Milholland was in the first group of women jailed in Washington. During her sentence she sang every night for the prisoners, and thrilled groups of Washington people who gathered to listen to the Women's Marseillaise."
-  Vida Milholland of New York City, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Milholland and sister of Inez Milholland Boissevain. She was a student at Vassar College where she excelled in athletics and drama. She studied singing abroad, but upon death of her sister gave up her musical career for full-time work in suffrage. She was arrested July 4, 1917 for picketing and served three days in District Jail. In 1919 she toured the United States as part of the "Prison Special" tour of NWP speakers. She sang at all the meetings. Source: Doris Stevens, Jailed for Freedom (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1920), 365.
Medium
1 photograph: print; 8 x 10 in.
Call Number
Location: National Woman's Party Records, Group I, Container I:154, Folder: Milholland, Vida
Source Collection
Records of the National Woman's Party
Repository
Manuscript Division
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mnwp.154014


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