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