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Revolutionary Suffragette with illustration by James Montgomery Flagg - Tank top for women

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Last one in XL.

You can also find this design in a crewneck shirt for men and women.


 

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.

The tank top:

  • Tank top in Silver: Printed on a comfortable 60% combed ringspun cotton/40% polyester lightweight jersey. Pre-washed to reduce shrinkage. XS - 2X. See size chart.

You may also find this design in your choice of a crewneck or v-neck 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.

 


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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      Beverly R.
      Cute top

      Very cute little tank. Fits snugly, might want to size up.

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