“Spirit of 1776” wagon

Marguerite Kearns May 13, 2018

Overview of the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon on exhibit in NYS on Vimeo. This is the last day for the votes for women exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany, New York. The video highlights the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon used by Edna Kearns that was a symbol of the suffrage movement. […]

Marguerite Kearns May 7, 2018

When Edna Kearns left Manhattan in 1913 for a grassroots organizing campaign to Long Island, Irene Davison rode in the “Spirit of 1776” wagon with her and little Serena Kearns. The “Spirit of 1776” is in the collection of the New York State Museum in Albany, New York. Irene Corwin Davison is to the far right […]

Marguerite Kearns April 27, 2018

VIDEO SPECIAL: Reporter Samantha Parker reminds us to see the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon used by Edna Kearns before the “Votes for Women” exhibit at the New York State Museum closes on May 13, 2018. The suffrage wagon has been exhibited at the museum in 2010, 2012, and from 2017 to 2018. It was on […]

Marguerite Kearns April 17, 2018

The suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Buckman Kearns and others on Long Island and in New York City parades is an example of the extensive use of “visual rhetoric” used by the suffragists in addition to the written and spoken word. This wagon also tapped into the tradition of the American Revolution by the […]