Born in 1889, Gertrude Harding spent her childhood on a Welsford, New Brunswick farm, and in 1912 she moved to London. One day she saw a parade of women carrying large white posters. It was a poster-parade of Militant Suffragettes demanding votes for women; after more than two decades of mild action, the Suffragettes were on the warpath.
Gertrude Harding couldn't wait to join them and worked for years with the suffragette movement. During World War I, Harding became the publisher of the Suffragette newspaper. During the War, Harding became a social worker among women labourers in a munitions plant. Afterwards, she did social work in industrial New Jersey.
When she retired she wrote her memoirs, which she illustrated with sketches and snapshots. Finally, she returned to Rothesay, New Brunswick, where she died in 1977.Author: Gretchen Wilson
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Published Date: May 1st, 1996
# of Pages: 264