Photos, Prints, Drawings Miss [Lucy] Burns in Occoquan Workhouse, Washington

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Miss [Lucy] Burns in Occoquan Workhouse, Washington
Contributor Names
Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C. (Photographer)
Created / Published
[1917 Nov.]
Subject Headings
-  National Woman's Party
-  Suffragists--United States--1910-1920
-  Women--Suffrage--Washington (D.C.)
-  Burns, Lucy, 1879-1966
-  Women prisoners--United States--Political activity
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Virginia
-  United States -- New York -- Brooklyn
-  United States -- District of Columbia
-  Summary: Informal portrait, Lucy Burns, three-quarter length, seated, facing forward, holding a newspaper in her lap in front of a prison cell, likely at Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia.
-  Title and information transcribed from item.
-  Lucy Burns, of New York City, who with Alice Paul established the first permanent headquarters for suffrage work in Washington, D.C., helped organize the suffrage parade of Mar. 3, 1913, and was one of the editors of The Suffragist. Leader of most of the picket demonstrations, she served more time in jail than any other suffragists in America. Arrested picketing June 1917, sentenced to 3 days; arrested Sept. 1917, sentenced to 60 days; arrested Nov. 10, 1917, sentenced to 6 months; in Jan. 1919 arrested at watchfire demonstrations, for which she served one 3 day and two 5 day sentences. She also served 4 prison terms in England. Burns was one of the speakers on the "Prison Special" tour of Feb-Mar 1919. Source: Doris Stevens, Jailed for Freedom (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1920), 356.
1 photograph: print; 7 x 4.5 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
Location: National Woman's Party Records, Group II, Container II:274, Folder: Individual Photographs Nos. 18-70 "B"
Source Collection
Records of the National Woman's Party
Manuscript Division
Digital Id

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