The Mourning Society of St Louis is participating in the Celebrate the Vote Festival on September 3, 2016 and we are looking for fellow suffragists who would like to join us dressed in 1916 attire to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Golden Lane Protest here in St. Louis.
It is astonishingly easy to put together a 1916 style outfit from things found in local vintage shops, thrift stores, or even items you may already have in your closet.
This is a good introduction into historic clothing for anyone who is interested but not ready to make a big commitment. We can help with any questions you may have.
Just like the 1916 protest, suffragists should wear white or cream 1916 era clothing. Ladies should wear a hat, gloves and stockings. We are already scandalizing everyone by asking to vote - so please cover your head or you may end up getting arrested! Shoes can be either period appropriate styles or plain modern flats.
The ladies of the Golden Lane carried yellow parasols. This is optional of course but who doesn’t like carrying a parasol?