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Dora Lewis

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Dora Lewis

239.00

Dora Lewis was one of the founding members of the National Woman’s Party. She held executive roles in both the National Woman’s Party and the Congressional Committee of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Together with Lucy Burns, Dora Lewis picketed a Russian Envoy and President Wilson, declaring that the United States was not a democracy because it failed to recognize over 20 million women as citizens, denying them the right to participate in the government that represented them. This was one of their more risky assignments to bring light to their cause.

This hand colored photograph of Dora Lewis (image courtesy of The Library of Congress) depicts the colors of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in England.

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, decal and watercolor enamel. The image is permanent.

Dimensions:

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

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Dora Lewis was one of the founding members of the National Woman’s Party. She held executive roles in both the National Woman’s Party and the Congressional Committee of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Together with Lucy Burns, Dora Lewis picketed a Russian Envoy and President Wilson, declaring that the United States was not a democracy because it failed to recognize over 20 million women as citizens, denying them the right to participate in the government that represented them. This was one of their more risky assignments to bring light to their cause.

This hand colored photograph of Dora Lewis (image courtesy of The Library of Congress) depicts the colors of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in England.

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, decal and watercolor enamel. The image is permanent.

Dimensions:

Pendant is 2” tall by 1 7/16” wide. The chain is 18” long. The copper toggle is stamped with the words, “Votes for Women.” It is 1 1/4” long by 1/4” wide at the widest part. The 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.