Votes for Women - The Struggle for Women's Suffrage, features portraits of leaders in the suffrage movement, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Julia Ward Howe, and Mary Church Terrell. The collection also highlights images of suffrage parades and women picketing for the right to vote.
This online illustrated reference aid is part of the "By Popular Demand" series. It is a pictorial partner for the text documents in "Votes for Women" Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Collection, 1848-1921.
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These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection although they may not be all-encompassing.
- The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
- Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
- Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930
Related Collections and Exhibits
- African American Perspectives, 1818-1907
- American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940
- America's First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotypes, 1842-1862
- California as I Saw It: First Person Narratives, 1849-1900
- Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865
- Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920
- Taking the Long View, 1851-1991
- Detroit Publishing Company
- "Votes for Women," 1848-1921
- Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During World War II
- Words and Deeds in American History
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Specific guidance for searching this collection.
For help with general search strategies, see Finding Items in American Memory.
Subject terms such as abolition, union, child labor, etc. are not assigned to the images in this collection. Therefore, to find images of women who worked for other rights in addition to suffrage, you must search for them by name.