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Revolutionary Suffragette Shirt with illustration by James Montgomery Flagg

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The brilliant 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.)

In addition to crewneck shirt, this is also available in v-neck, shirts, and as a sticker and a magnet.

The shirts: In your choice of style and fabric:

  • 100% cotton crew neck shirt Made in the USA in White. Grown, knitted, dyed, and sewn in the USA. 5.4 oz Your best choice if you're looking for a 100% Made in the USA shirt.  S- 4X. See size chart.
  • Our standard 4.3 oz. Poly-Cotton crew neck shirt that gets rave reviews. Our softest shirt. It's also our thinnest and lightest. It is very high-quality and long-wearing, but it is thin and light. Lots of people love them, which you can see in the reviews, but if you judge t-shirt quality based on weight or thickness, do not get this one. Instead, get one of the two 100% cotton shirts above. In White. XL - 4X. See size chart. Will not be reprinted in this fabric.
  • Care: Wash white shirts in cold so that the colors don't run.

Note that the $3 price difference for the 100% cotton Made in the USA shirt is our higher wholesale cost; there is no additional margin.

This design is also available in a women's v-neck shirt.

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

Historical Background Behind 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 ( 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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      • On stickers, magnets, decals, patches, static clings, and individual button pins.

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      • $5.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

        Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price is still fixed at $5.95. Our flat rate shipping means you can add another t-shirt, cap, or book for no additional shipping charge.

      • $8.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

    We strongly recommend using UPS, especially in November and December.

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      Note: UPS 3 Business Day select is not available for addresses in Hawaii and Alaska. If UPS is selected for Hawaii or Alaska, the order will be shipped UPS Ground.

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          • $14.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.

          • $18.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

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        We only ship to locations that are served by US Postal Service International Service.


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          • $18.00 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.
          • $24.00 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.

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          Customer Reviews

          Based on 16 reviews
          Sue E.
          Amazing T...A+ purchase experience

          I love my suffragette T-shirt from The History List... Excellent quality material... The design is clear and fresh. Super cool shirt... I've gotten tons of compliments already. And, I have at least two more that I want to buy. A + experience on transaction.

          Adam N.
          Awesome American plumage

          The Revolutionary Suffragette was exactly what hit the spot for me. And Founding Fathers as comic heroes is perfect fun. Thanks!

          Maria H.
          Love this shirt!

          Love everything about this shirt. True to size, comfortable, the picture is perfect! Finding The History List was like finding a hidden treasure - thank you!

          Tracy M.
          revolutionary suffragette shirt

          Great design on a really nice t shirt. Not my first item from the History List, and all have been fantastic!

          Richard B.
          Christmas Gifts

          My daughter loved the Revolutionary War/ Founding Fathers stickers and wife enjoys the Continental Soldier Suffagette t-shirt and says the shirt has a proper fit.

          Danielle B.
          Wonderful and Unique!

          I’m so glad you chose to do another run of these! I love the design and the shirt is super soft. Will definitely be ordering other things!

          Linda H.
          Suffragette T-shirt

          I love my shirt. I belong to the Daughters of the American Revolution and we are celebrating the passage of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution granting Women the Right to Vote. This is perfect.

          The shirt fits so well. I purchased the Poly-Cotton shirt, which is a softer shirt. I have worn my shirt a couple of times and get so many compliments on it.

          Great job!


          Callie R.

          Loved this order, the shirt is soft and great quality, the graphic is printed neatly, with good color and richness. Loved it!