Suffragettes with a bonfire in front of the White House, 1917.
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The Smith College Relief Unit was founded in 1917 by Harriet Boyd Hawes to bring relief to those areas of France that were most devastated during the first World War. Hawes already had significant experience of relief work when she proposed, at a Boston Smith Club meeting in 1917, to form the SCRU. She had […]
Florence Jaffray Hurst “Daisy” Harriman, chairman and founder of the Women’s National Wilson and Marshall Organization, addressing a political rally in Union Square, New York on August 20, 1912. The New York Times states that Harriman was the founder and chairman of the organization which was active at least through the 1912 election. She also […]
The Matinecock bobsled crew at the annual bobsled races in Locust Valley, New York in 1916. Locust Valley, located in Nassau County, held an annual bobsled race, in which teams of women raced with teams of men. Bobsledding was an active winter pastime in the area. The Matinecock team of women, composed of twenty-five, came in […]