A banner labeled "political rally" from Blanche Castleman's scrapbook.

_Political Rally_ Blanche Castleman 1915.jpg

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Title

A banner labeled "political rally" from Blanche Castleman's scrapbook.

Description

A scrap of streamer in Blanche Castleman's yearbook from the October 17 suffrage parade in Boston. According to the Boston Globe, on the day of the parade, "antis" (those opposed to women's suffrage) prepared over 100,000 red "blushing" roses for protestors to wear in silent testimony to their opposition to women's suffrage. Pro-suffrage marchers processed past houses draped with red banners bearing anti-suffrage slogans and motor cars festooned with giant red paper flowers, "hover[ed]...like flying cavalry seeking an opening for a flank attack" as boys ran among the crowd of spectators selling red roses pinned to cards bearing anti-suffrage messages.”

Source

Simmons University Archives

Date

1915

Citation

“A banner labeled "political rally" from Blanche Castleman's scrapbook.,” Suffrage at Simmons, accessed April 22, 2024, https://beatleyweb.simmons.edu/suffrage/items/show/39.

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