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Lucy Burns

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Lucy Burns

259.00

This hand colored enameled photograph on of Lucy Burns (image courtesy of The Library of Congress) depicts the colors of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the United States. Lucy Burns is one of the most well known figures who fought for Democracy - for a woman’s right to vote. She was arrested six times and spent more time in prison than any other American Suffragist - 251 days over the course of two years.

Together with Alice Paul, Lucy Burns founded the Congressional Union for Women’s Suffrage and the National Women’s Party. Their priority was to pass a “constitutional amendment ensuring women's suffrage throughout the United States.”

The back of this pendant bares the inscription, “We shall fight for the things we have always carried nearest our hearts.”

This pendant is made from hand cut copper and vitreous enamel (ground glass). It has been fired in a kiln after each application of glass, decals and watercolor enamel. The images are permanent.

Dimensions:

Pendant is 2” tall by 1 7/16” wide. The chain is 18” long. The sterling silver toggle is stamped with the words, “Votes for Women.” It is 1 1/4” long by 1/4” wide at the widest part. The sterling silver hoop is approx. 5/8” in diameter.

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This hand colored enameled photograph on of Lucy Burns (image courtesy of The Library of Congress) depicts the colors of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the United States. Lucy Burns is one of the most well known figures who fought for Democracy - for a woman’s right to vote. She was arrested six times and spent more time in prison than any other American Suffragist - 251 days over the course of two years.

Together with Alice Paul, Lucy Burns founded the Congressional Union for Women’s Suffrage and the National Women’s Party. Their priority was to pass a “constitutional amendment ensuring women's suffrage throughout the United States.”

The back of this pendant bares the inscription, “We shall fight for the things we have always carried nearest our hearts.”

This pendant is made from hand cut copper and vitreous enamel (ground glass). It has been fired in a kiln after each application of glass, decals and watercolor enamel. The images are permanent.

Dimensions:

Pendant is 2” tall by 1 7/16” wide. The chain is 18” long. The sterling silver toggle is stamped with the words, “Votes for Women.” It is 1 1/4” long by 1/4” wide at the widest part. The sterling silver hoop is approx. 5/8” in diameter.

In 1889, Emmeline Pankhurst founded the Women's Franchise League.  It's main mission was to win the right to vote.  She also founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in 1903.  It was known for it's more militant tactics like breaking windows and burning buildings.  At that time in history, property was more important than the lives of women.  Realizing this, Emmeline Pankhurst encouraged women to bring attention to their cause by any means.  She, along with at least 1000 of her followers, endured brutality by police and force feedings in prison.  They were willing to go as far as it took to raise attention for their cause. Though I'm not a proponent of violence or property destruction, it seemed at the time that property destruction was the only clear message that got the attention of those who could make a difference.