Jailed Freedom Pin

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This custom-shaped Jailed Freedom Pin commemorates the jailing of 168 women suffragists who were arrested for picketing the White House in 1917. Led by Alice Paul the leader of the National Woman's Party, the women posted pickets at the White House gates—the first people to ever picket the White House. Upon their release from jail the suffragists were awarded with small silver pins in the shape of prison doors with heart shaped locks. Pewter cast with joint, pin and safety catch attachments. A one inch chain soldered onto the hinge and door lock, antique finish. Made in the USA.

Museum Story

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Behring Center, is responsible for the collection, care and preservation of more than three million objects. The collections reflect the breadth, depth and complexity of the experiences of the American people, from social and cultural history to the history of science, medicine and technology.


1.25" x 0.75". Clean with a soft dry cloth.

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Constance Murphy

December 2, 2023

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Great pin full of meaning for women

This pin is very attractive and full of meaning. What a statement it makes wearing it as a clasp for a silk scarf! Genteel vs. Powerful. The only enhancement that I would make with this pin would be to include a hard copy of the story of the pin that accompanies the detail of the pin item on the website.


Audrey Bojack

November 23, 2021

Customer Rating: 3 out of 5 Lock not easily seen to be a heart...

It is interesting but the "lock" on the gate is supposed to be the shape of a heart and mine is not... just a rough patch. Disappointing but the pin and history are still interesting.

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