Suffragettes with a bonfire in front of the White House, 1917.
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 […]
Agnes Lester, Marjorie Follette, Emily Knight, Elizabeth Van Sickle, Carol Lester, prominent young girls of Seneca Falls, as warriors in the drama depicting the Progress of Woman. The drama was given at the reception at Seneca Falls, N.Y. on July 20, 1923 in honor of the officers and members of the National Woman’s Party in […]
New York lawyer Brenda Feigen Fasteau with her hand raised argues about candidate support while Ms. magazine editor Gloria Steinem (left), NOW (National Organization for Women) President Wilma Scott Heide (center) & feminist/author Betty Freidan (second on the right) look on, during meeting of Caucus’s National Policy Council, 1972 The National Women’s Political Caucus was founded in […]
Frances Pepper (left) and Elizabeth Smith (right) working in the offices of The Suffragist in 1916. The Suffragist was the weekly journal published by the Congressional Union and National Woman’s Party from 1913 to 1921. Elizabeth Kalb in The Suffragist editorial room in August 1919. Mrs. Quick reading at a desk by window in the membership office […]
A popular anti-suffrage argument claimed that entering the supposedly masculine world of politics would take away from women’s femininity. This postcard directly refutes that argument by giving examples of other tasks women commonly performed that, while by no means feminine, were not considered to take away from their “womanliness” in the same way that voting […]