Behind the Exhibit: Hotbed
Discover the bohemian spirit of NYC’s Greenwich Village during the suffrage movement
Written by Kasey Caminiti
“Creates Sensation with Suffrage Plea Painted On Her Pretty Back”
The Topeka State Journal, November 6, 1915
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, Library of Congress
Suffragists deployed many creative strategies to draw attention to their cause, including breaking convention to use their own bodies as signs. These stunts were designed to be widely seen, photographed, and discussed—to “go viral,” 1910s-style.