Inspiring Women Canvas Tote with Susan B. Anthony Quote
Wherever women gather together failure is impossible
This tote bag features a Susan B. Anthony quote along with iconic women of the Suffrage movement. Alice Paul, Jeannette Rankin, Sojourner Truth, Ida B Wells-Barnett, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Mary Church Terrell all fought tirelessly for women’s rights and the right to vote in the US.
Tote measures 14.5 x 14.5 inches
Screenprinted by hand
Natural canvas with red nylon handles
Handcrafted in Lafayette, Louisiana
* Woman Owned Business
Kathryn Hunter began Blackbird Letterpress in 2003 in Lafayette, Louisiana, after she bought a Chandler & Price 8x12 letterpress. Since she couldn't move the 1100lb press into her apartment, her friends, Pudd & Leigh Anne, came to the rescue by offering their back room as a printshop. The type came from a printer outside of Chicago. Pudd & Kathryn flew up to to the Windy city and loaded a couple tons of type and cabinets and other goodies out of a basement into a moving truck, and drove it back to Bayou Country. A collection of vintage printers' cuts came from a long time printer in New Iberia, Louisiana. The printshop grew up little by little in that back room from 2003-2007 until it was bursting the seams. Blackbird then worked out of a mural-clad building in Baton Rouge from 2007-2016, which they shared with a cool metalworking business and two frisky guard dogs. The printshop moved in Fall of 2016 and has expanded in space and equipment. We use the original C&P 8x12, along with a Vandercook SP15, C&P 10x15, and 2 Heidelberg Windmills and have 2 new frisky guard dogs. Kathryn was trained as a printmaker and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking from Montana State University, Bozeman, and a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She continues to make fine art when she's not busy keeping up with Blackbird, designing, printing, and performing other operational tasks.