GRAPH BOOKS: PRINTED MATTER FROM RADICAL ART AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS. FEMINIST HISTORIANS OF MATERIAL CULTURE.
Primo Congresso Nazionale, 26 27 Aprile 1919. Donne di Roma [...]
Associazione Nazionale Fra Le Madri e Le Vedove Dei Caduti, 1919
(Women’s Organizations) (WWI) (Mothers and Widows) Associazione Nazionale Fra Le Madri e Le Vedove Dei Caduti. Primo Congresso Nazionale, 26 27 Aprile 1919. Donne di Roma,—. Roma: Tip. Italiana di Pubblicità, 1919. Broadside, printed recto only, 98 x 67 cm, fragile at creases.
Early political organizing by Italian women in an impassioned announcement for the first congress of mothers and widows of the fallen soldiers of WWI. The gathering was not only to acknowledge the great personal losses of these women, but to form a “definitive structure” with which they hoped to address urgent civic and economic problems faced by those who had “given their blood and their love for the greatness of the sacred family … Italy!” The poster calls for “better state measures.”
Very little is written about this organization in the pre-fascist period, but the association continues to organize in the 1920s.