: Carrie Chapman Catt (left) and Harriet Taylor Upton (right) ride in an automobile with a large bouquet, likely during a parade in New York, 1920. The event may have been in celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting suffrage to women at the federal level. Catt (1859-1947) was a nationally-known advocate for the suffrage movement, and served as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and founder of the League of Women Voters and the International Alliance of Women. Upton (1853-1945) was an Ohioan who became involved in the women's suffrage movement while living in Washington, D.C. In 1890, she joined the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and was elected treasurer in 1894, an office she held until 1910. Upton also served as president of the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association from 1899 to 1908 and again from 1911 to 1920. A life-long member of the Republican Party, Upton became the first woman to serve on the Republican National Executive Committee, in 1920.
This item comes from the Frances Jennings Casement Papers, a manuscript collection comprised of letters and association records related to the founding and leadership of the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association. Casement (1840-1928) was born in Painesville, Ohio, and graduated from Painesville Academy and Willoughby Female Seminary. Her father, Charles Casement, supported abolition and women's suffrage and encouraged Frances to be active in social causes. Frances Casement established the Painesville Equal Rights Association in 1883, and shortly after became involved in the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association, serving as its president from 1885 to 1888. View on Ohio Memory.
: MSS510_B01F77_Catt Subjects
: Upton, Harriet Taylor; Civil Liberties; Suffrage; Suffragists; Social movements; Places
: Carrie Chapman Catt and Harriet Taylor Upton in parade