Suffragists: Nell Richardson and Alice Burke

Women used the automobile as both a platform and a means of cross country communication for Suffrage. One hundred years ago, in 1916, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke drove 10,700 miles round trip in their Saxon, from New York to California, sponsored by the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Suffragists: Nell Richardson & Alice Burke, 2016, Encaustic, paint on sheet metal with Saxon Motor Car ID Tag and women’s Victorian boots, 18” x 18” x 4.5,”   ©2017 Pat Benincasa   All Rights Reserved