This selection of 38 pictures is from the Library of Congress' extensive and varied resources related to the campaign for woman suffrage in the United States. Included are portraits, photographs of suffrage parades, picketing suffragists, and an anti-suffrage display as well as cartoons commenting on the movement.
This collection of images is best used in conjunction with its companion collection "Votes for Women:" Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Collection, 1848-1921. To facilitate this usage, the section below follows closely the content and format of the U.S. History section of the "Votes for Women" Collection Connection.
1) Woman Suffrage
The images in this collection were selected from those frequently requested from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs and Manuscript Divisions.
Portraits of women active on behalf of women's rights, and woman suffrage in particular, are included.
Search on the names of well-known people who campaigned for women's right to vote including Susan B. Anthony, Alice Stone Blackwell, Carrie Chapman Catt, Lucretia Mott and Lucy Stone.
2) Other Legal Rights and Reform Movements
It took many years of organized struggle for women to gain the right to vote. However, between the first woman suffrage convention in 1848, and the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, women and others did gain voting rights in some States. During this time, women also lobbied for abolition, child labor laws, women's labor rights, and education.
Search on the names of women who struggled for these rights such as Sojourner Truth, Alice Stone Blackwell, and Frances E. Willard.
To read writings by these women, search on abolition, slavery, child labor, laws, education and women's trade unions in the document collection "Votes for Women:" Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Collection, 1848-1921. Then search for images of these authors in "Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures.