Mary Winsor supports suffrage protestors


“It is quite enough to pay taxes when you are not represented, let alone pay a fine if you object to this arrangement.”

– Mary Winsor

Black and white historical photograph of Mary Winsor standing on a sidewalk, holding a large banner. The banner reads 'TO ASK FREEDOM FOR WOMEN IS NOT A CRIME - SUFFRAGE PRISONERS SHOULD NOT BE TREATED AS CRIMINALS. Mary is wearing a striped dress with and a hat resembling a helmet, and round-toe shoes. She is smiling slightly and looking directly at the camera, with buildings visible in the background.
Mary Winsor


  • In this photograph, Mary holds a sign in support of suffrage protestors who had been imprisoned. Taken in Washington D.C. in 1917. Mary herself would later be arrested and imprisoned as well.
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Sources: Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C. Mary Winsor Penn. ’17 holding Suffrage Prisoners banner. [Oct.-Nov] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.