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“Lady with the Torch”

 
 
"Lady with the Torch" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 1, 2018
1. "Lady with the Torch" Marker
Inscription.

Louisine W. Havemeyer 1855-1929

Suffragist, feminist, philanthropist wife of
Bayberry Point developer, H.O. Havemeyer
Financed and actively campaigned for
woman's right to vote in New York


 
Erected 2017 by Historical Society of Islip Hamlet.
 
Location. 40° 42.817′ N, 73° 13.274′ W. Marker is in Islip, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Bayberry Road and Ocean Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Bayberry Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Islip NY 11751, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Doxsee Clams (approx. 0.6 miles away); Doxsee Clam Factory (approx. 0.6 miles away); Islip Beach (approx. 0.6 miles away); Islip Crowd (approx. one mile away); Historic Union Avenue (approx. one mile away); Early Schools: Monell (approx. one mile away); Whale Shark (approx. one mile away); The Old Mill (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Islip.
 
Also see . . .
1. Louisine Waldron Havemeyer (Historical Society of Islip Hamlet). "...It was to be the last demonstration before the Republican
"Lady with the Torch" Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 1, 2018
2. "Lady with the Torch" Marker - Wide View
Congress passed the 19th amendment. It was the only demonstration in which Louisine would participate. In probably one of the most notable public acts of protest, the National Women’s Party descended on Washington, marched onto Pennsylvania Avenue, and burned the effigy of Woodrow Wilson, who at the time of the protest would not support suffrage....Louisine’s participation in this act of protest resulted in her imprisonment...." (Submitted on March 8, 2018.) 

2. Famed Suffragette Louisine Havemeyer Honored with Marker in Islip. (Submitted on March 8, 2018.)
 
Categories. Civil RightsWomen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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