Throughout women's fierce fight for the vote, suffragists paid attention to their appearance, least they deviate from traditional attire, including their hats. Propriety even on the picket line and going to jail was maintained. The idea of women voting was scary enough for many Americans, male or female. I never expected to be intrigued by suffragists' hats but I was, and still am, even thinking about putting together a collage of my favorites. Here are hat advertisements from newspaper during the last decade of women's fight for the vote.
The Detroit Times, Mar. 31, 1911, p. 15.
The Fargo Forum and Daily Republican, Sept. 13, 1913, p. 16.
The Washington Herald, Sept. 5, 1920, p. 17.