A Wisconsin tunic from a 1916 suffrage parade
Women's Suffrage Tunic
Commissioned by Theodora Youmans, President of the Wisconsin Woman Suffrage Association (WWSA), this parade tunic was worn by a woman suffrage supporter during the 1916 Republican National Convention in Chicago. Although the Republican party had endorsed the principles of suffrage, they had not supported the passage of a constitutional amendment. Youmans had these tunics made to help reenergize the WWSA and to generate excitement for the parade down Michigan Ave.
The Progressive Era|
The Woman's Suffrage Movement
|Creator: ||Wisconsin Woman Suffrage Association
|Pub Data: ||Wisconsin Historical Society Museum Object #1956.1450
|Citation: ||Women's Suffrage Tunic. Wisconsin Historical Society Museum.
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