bastille day and suffragists

The original caption reads: “Bastille Day spells prison for sixteen suffragettes who picketed the White House. Miss Julia Hurlbut of Morristown, New Jersey, leading the sixteen members of the National Womans Party who participated in the picketing demonstration in front of the White House, Washington, District of Columbia, July 14, 1917, which led to their arrest. These sixteen women were sent to the workhouse at Occoquan, [Virginia] on July 17, 1917, upon their refusal to pay fines of $25 each, but were pardoned on July 19, 1917.”

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