Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 06:03 pm
So the suffragette event is back on! We have moved the venue to Chestnut Square, and we'll set up a little suffragette booth at their farmers market, and then have a private picnic at noon when the market ends. I am SO excited to be back on track with this again, and I hope everybody is still able to come. (but I'm REALLY sorry that it is farther away for you, Christy!)

I had the idea of bringing paint and extra ribbon so that people could paint their own "votes for women" ribbons to wear. It would be a fun way to occupy our time, and I think even some of the random market folks might want to get in on the fun. I figured that I would just buy some cheap floral ribbon and make a stencil that people could use for painting.

But anyway, when I was looking for examples of banners, I stumbled across a FABULOUS suffragette site that I hadn't seen before.
It has an overview of the suffrage movement in America and an image gallery of various suffragette stuff that was really helpful. Jay was wondering what colors were used for the banners back then, and the answer seems to be mainly yellow or gold, but purple and white were used extensively as well, and purple/white/green was also used occasionally (those were from the British movement). I also think I'm going to paint a copy of one of those posters and it would be cool to have a banner with a slogan on it too. And I was going to print up some fliers with one of the propaganda illustrations from this site and a quote from one of the speeches. Can you tell that I'm excited about this? ;)

Okay, but then after the market is over, we can relax and have fun doing other various Edwardian activities. I thought about bringing cards or dominoes so we could play some games. If anybody else has any ideas, I'd love to hear them!
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC)
Yay! So exciting!
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
Glad you found a way to have your event!
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 03:25 am (UTC)
Ooh, I remember the purple and white and green sashes from Mary Poppins. I'm glad they got that right, at least!
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)
Ah! So those sashes in the picture I posted were probably purple and white or purple and gold. Neat.

And that is a great site!

Plus, I'm really glad the event is back on. :D
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 12:28 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad for all you gals! (and dang, I wish I was a bit closer!!!)
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 12:57 pm (UTC)
Oh I'm very glad that you've worked something out!

It sounds like a ton of fun and I'm jealous because it sounds like a wonderful day! There is never anything along the lines of Edwardian/Victorian/Regency...*anything* going on where I am (unless I'm looking in the wrong places!) :/
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear there are new plans -- have fun! :)
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)

You could get long gold ribbons made up to look like some of the ribbons on the website! (I've seen such ribbons; conventions, esp science fiction conventions, use them.) You might even be able to get the right kind of font. Now, it might be expensive for the quantity you'll want (there's a set-up charge, which is the same no matter how many ribbons you order) in addition to the per-ribbon charge, but it might be worth exploring.
Saturday, April 24th, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
I just found out recently that the colours - Green, White, Violet - were adopted to stand for Give Women the Vote. Thought that was pretty cool!