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'Kaiser Wilson' Poster

Photograph of Suffragist with "Kaiser Wilson" Poster

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During World War I, militant suffragists, demanding that President Wilson reverse his opposition to a federal amendment, stood vigil at the White House and carried banners such as this one comparing the President to Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. In the heated patriotic climate of wartime, such tactics met with hostility and sometimes violence and arrest.

The Document


Refer to Caption Photograph of Suffragist with Kaiser Wilson Poster Record Group 165 Records of the War Department General and Special Staff National Archives and Records Administration