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Revolutionary Suffragette Tank top with illustration by James Montgomery Flagg

Regular price $ 31.95

 

Updated June 2: Only one left in XS.

The illustration, by James Montgomery Flagg, appeared on the cover of the October 28th, 1916 issue of Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper.  See below for more information on Flagg and the magazine.

The tank top: Printed on a comfortable 60% combed ringspun cotton/40% polyester lightweight jersey. Pre-washed to reduce shrinkage.

You may also find this design in your choice of a white v-neck or crewneck shirt, as well as a sticker, and a magnet.

See more of our Suffrage-era collection, including a Suffrage shirt with a Susan B. Anthony quote"Votes for Women" pennant pinssticker, and magnet"Votes for Women" Sash pin, as well as the "Jailed for Freedom" pin and pendant.

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About the illustration

The illustration, by James Montgomery Flagg, appeared on the cover of the October 28th, 1916 issue of Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper.  


The 19th amendment granting women the right to vote was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920.

About the illustrator, James Montgomery Flagg

His illustration for the cover of Leslie’s July 6, 1916 issue (“What are you doing for preparedness?”) was later used in the iconic World War I recruiting poster that came out in 1917.  (The changed message follows the timeline from the start of the war in 1914 to the entry of the United States on April 6, 1917.)

Leslie's Magazine cover


According to Illustration Chronicles, "James Montgomery Flagg (June 18, 1877 – May 27, 1960) was a hugely prolific illustrator, who – at the peak of his career – was said to have been the highest paid magazine illustrator in all of America."

The National Museum of American Illustration in Newport is located in a mansion about two blocks from The Breakers and is definitely worth visiting if you want to see more works from Flagg and other American illustrators. It's really an outstanding museum.

About the magazine, Leslie's


Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, later renamed Leslie's Weekly, was founded in 1855 and published until 1922. Frank Leslie was the pen name of Henry Carter (1821–1880), who had come to the United States from England and opened his own engraving shop.  P.T. Barnum was one of his early clients.

Leslie's Weekly averaged 16 pages long and, helped by earlier interest in the Civil War, by 1873 Leslie's Newspaper employed more than 300 people, including 70 illustrators, and was one of seven publications he put out. By 1897, the publication's circulation had grown to an estimated 65,000 copies.

Leslie died in 1880 and the publishing business was taken over by his widow, women's suffrage campaigner Miriam Florence Leslie. She died in 1914.  The magazine ceased publication in 1922.


Our thanks to Michelle Novak (mnd.nyc) for tracking down an original issue of the magazinein pristine condition, no lessand to the New York Society Library for keeping it all these years and making it available to us to share with you.

 

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Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
XS 17 27 9
Small 19 28 9.25
Medium 20.5 29 9.5
Large 22 30 9.75
XL 23.5 31 10
2XL 25 32 10.25
3XL 28 33 10.5
4XL 30 34 10.75

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Short-sleeves

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 38 28 9.25
Medium 41 29 9.5
Large 44 30 9.75
XL 47 31 10
2XL 50 32 10.25
3XL 56 33 10.5

 Long-sleeves

Size Chest Body Length
Small 38 28
Medium 41 29
Large 44 30
XL 48 31
2XL 52 32

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 20 26.5 24.38
Medium 22 27.5 24.63
Large 24 28.5 24.25
XL 26 29.5 24
2XL 28 30 23.75
3XL 30 30.5 23.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 15.75 26.5 6.38
Medium 16.75 27 6.63
Large 17.75 27.5 6.88
XL 19.25 28 7.13
2XL 20.75 28.5 7.38

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Body Width Body Length
XS 15.6 26.5
Small 16.1 26.75
Medium 17.25 27.25
Large 18.38 27.88
XL 19.88 28.5
2XL 21.38 29.13

 

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 19 28 9.25
Medium 20.5 29 9.5
Large 22 30 9.75
XL 24 31 10
2XL 26 32 10.25
3XL 28 33 10.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
XS 14 19 6.5
Small 15.5 20.5 6.75
Medium 17 22 7
Large 18.5 23.5 7.25
XL 20 25 7.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 18 28 8.13
Medium 20 29 8.38
Large 22 30 8.63
XL 24 31 8.88
2XL 26 33 9.63
3XL 28 34 10.13
4XL 30 35 10.63
5XL 32 36 11.13
6XL 34 37 9.75

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Body Width Body Length
XS 12.5 23.5
Small 13.5 24
Medium 15.5 25
Large 17.5 26
XL 19.5 27
2XL 21.5 28

 

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
Small 16.5 26.5 24.625
Medium 17.5 27 25
Large 18.5 27.5 25.375
XL 20 28 25.75
2XL 21.5 28.5 26.5

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
XS 11.5 19 3.75
Small 12.5 20 4
Medium 13.5 21 4.25
Large 15 23 4.5
XL 16.5 25 4.75

Measurement Notes:
Sleeve length measured from shoulder edge.

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.