Photos by Amy of Wilde Co
The women’s right to vote turns 100 this month! We were amazed to learn how vital Nashville was in the ratification of the 19th amendment. Not only just Nashville, but the Hermitage Hotel. This historic hotel played headquarters to activists from all over the country leading up to the vote right next door at the capital building. On August 18th, 1920 Nashville made history. Tennessee was the 36th and final state necessary to ratify the 19th amendment.
We’ve always admired the intricate beauty of the Hermitage Hotel, and were honored to do a photoshoot in ode to the women (and men) that fought tirelessly for our right. If you notice the yellow rose detail, that was the sign of pro-suffrage, and red roses were anti. Emily also recreated a poster we found on a Google search of suffragists. It feels fortuitous that it’s the 100th anniversary, and here’s a gentle reminder to all of our female readers... get out there and vote this November!
xx, WanderLust Girls