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February 1924, Welsh women's peace petition delegation on American tour, photograph taken in Washington.

The above image depicts the four members of the delegation that travelled to the U.S.: Elined Prys, Annie Jane Hughes Griffiths, Mary Ellis, and Gladys Thomas.

The Women's Peace Petition - signed by 390,296 women across Wales - was put together in 1923-24 as an appeal from the women of Wales to the women of America, calling for their support to persuade the United States to join the League of Nations.

In 1924, a delegation of Welsh women undertook a 'Welsh Women's Peace Tour' across America, meeting president Calvin Coolidge before travelling across the country, garnering support for the appeal. Stops along the way included Washington D.C., Chicago, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York.

Annie Hughes Griffiths' diary provides great insight into the peace campaign and the contemporary internationalist women's movement. Find out more at:

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