Photos, Prints, Drawings Policeman in Syracuse welcoming Mrs. Henry O. Havemeyer [Louisine Waldron Elder Havemeyer] [and Miss Vida Milholland] on arrival of Prison Special.

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Dates 1919
Location New York
United States
Language English
Subjects Havemeyer, Louisine Waldron Elder
Milholland, Vida
National Woman's Party
Political Activity
United States
Women Prisoners
Policeman in Syracuse welcoming Mrs. Henry O. Havemeyer [Louisine Waldron Elder Havemeyer] [and Miss Vida Milholland] on arrival of Prison Special.
Created / Published
[1919 Mar. 8]
Subject Headings
-  Havemeyer, Louisine Waldron Elder
-  National Woman's Party
-  Suffragists--United States--1910-1920
-  Women--Suffrage--United States
-  Women prisoners--United States--Political activity
-  Milholland, Vida
-  Photographs
-  United States -- New York -- Syracuse
-  United States -- New York -- New York
-  Summary: Outdoor photograph of a policeman (left) greeting NWP activists L. W. E. Havemeyer (center) and Vida Milholland (right), speakers with the National Woman's Party "Prison Special" tour, in Syracuse, New York.
-  Title transcribed from item.
-  Photograph published in The Suffragist, 8, no. 1 (Feb. 20, 1920): n.p. A larger version of the same photograph published in The Suffragist, 7, no. 12 (Mar. 22, 1919): 7.
-  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 in Washington, D.C. 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. Mrs. H. O. Havemayer of New York City was arrested in Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 1919, for taking part in the final watchfire demonstration and sentenced to five days in District Jail. She took part in the "Prison Special" tour of suffragists who spoke nationwide about their experiences being arrested for demonstrating for suffrage. Source: Doris Stevens, Jailed for Freedom (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1920), 361, 365.
1 photograph: print; 4.5 x 6.5 in.
Call Number
Location: National Woman's Party Records, Group I, Container I:160, Folder: Prison Special Tour, 1919
Source Collection
Records of the National Woman's Party
Manuscript Division
Digital Id

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