Photos, Prints, Drawings [Arrest of White House pickets Catherine Flanagan of Hartford, Connecticut (left), and Madeleine Watson of Chicago (right).]
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Photos, Prints, Drawings
Harris & Ewing
Flanagan, Catherine M.
National Woman's Party
- [Arrest of White House pickets Catherine Flanagan of Hartford, Connecticut (left), and Madeleine Watson of Chicago (right).]
- Contributor Names
- Harris & Ewing (Photographer)
- Created / Published
- [1917 Aug.]
- Subject Headings
- - Flanagan, Catherine M
- - Watson, Madeleine
- - National Woman's Party
- - Suffragists--United States--1910-1920
- - Women--Suffrage--United States
- - Picketing
- - Arrest
- - Photographs
- - United States -- District of Columbia
- - Summary: Photograph of Catherine Flanagan (Left) and [Mrs. William Upton (Madeleine) Watson?] ( R) of the National Woman's Party being arrested as they picket with banners before the White House East Gate. Heckling sailor to left, policemen left and right, arresting policewoman center, crowd of men behind.
- - Title derived by Library of Congress staff.
- - Photograph published in The Suffragist, 5, no. 83 (Aug. 25, 1917): 6-7. Similar photograph printed in The Suffragist, 5 no. 83 (25 Aug 1917): 6-7. Captioned "Arrest of Miss Catherine Flanagan and Mrs. William Upton Watson at East Gate [of White House] with Banner `How Long Must Women Wait for Liberty?' Sailors and Roughs Encouraged by Police Shown in Background." Handwritten caption on the back of a similar photograph in NWP identifies the two women as Catherine Flanagan and Gertrude Crocker.
- - Catharine M. Flanagan was arrested picketing August 1917, sentenced to 30 days in Occoquan Workhouse. Mrs. William Upton Watson, of Chicago, Illinois, was treasurer of the Illinois state branch of the NWP. She was arrested Aug. 17, 1917 for picketing and sentenced to 30 days in Occoquan Workhouse. Arrested again in August 1918, she was sentenced to five days for participation in Lafayette Square meeting. Gertrude Crocker served three jail sentences, 30 days for picketing the White House in 1917; 10 days for assisting Lafayette Square meeting 1918, and five days for watchfire demonstration 1919. Source: Doris Stevens, Jailed for Freedom (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1920), 357, 359, 369.
- 1 photograph: print; 5.25 x 7 in.
- Call Number
- Location: National Woman's Party Records, Group I, Container I:160, Folder: Pickets--Arrests and Imprisonment
- Source Collection
- Records of the National Woman's Party
- Manuscript Division
- Digital Id
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