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.

Related Topics: 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. Online facsimile at:  http://wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1069; Visited on: 5/13/2021