Description: This is a political cartoon illustrating the adoption of an amendment to the Ohio Constitution for women's suffrage by the Ohio Constitutional Convention in 1912. Ohio voters defeated the amendment. On June 16, 1919 Ohio became the fifth state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution granting women the right to vote. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL01151 Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Multicultural Ohio--Ohio Women; Political cartoons
Description: Portrait of Georgia Hopley, journalist, suffragette, and labor reformer, ca. 1900. Hopley was born in Bucyrus, Ohio; her parents were John Prat Hopley, Sr., and Georgianna Rochester Hopley. Her father owned and managed two newspapers, the "Bucyrus Journal" and the "Bucyrus Evening Telegraph." At an early age Georgia became interested in journalism, and she went on to become a pioneering woman in that field. Her newspaper columns appeared in in various newspapers on a quasi-syndicated basis from approximately 1880 until her death in 1944. Her main interests centered on woman suffrage and the temperance movement. In addition to her work as a journalist, she was actively involved in social reform efforts. As a journalist and as a delegate, she attended various state, national, and international conventions dealing with suffrage and temperance. In fall 1901 she was appointed a special agent of the State Bureau of Labor Statistics (women in workshops and factories) and from 1921 to 1924 she was a federal prohibition agent. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL00037 Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Women in journalism; Temperance--United States; Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
Description: This is a portrait of a well-dressed young woman sitting in front of an American flag which bears the images of President William McKinley and Vice President Theodore Roosevelt. Handwriting on the negative appears to identify the woman as Miss Rachel Riddle.
This photograph was taken by traveling photographer Albert J. Ewing, ca. 1896-1912. Like most of Ewing's work, it was likely taken in southeastern Ohio or central West Virginia. Born in 1870 in Washington County, Ohio, near Marietta, Ewing most likely began his photography career in the 1890s. The 1910 US Census and a 1912-1913 directory list him as a photographer. A negative signed “Ewing Brothers” and a picture with his younger brother, Frank, indicate that Frank may have joined the business. After 1916, directories list Albert as a salesman. He died in 1934.
The Ewing Collection consists of 5,055 glass plate negatives, each individually housed and numbered. Additionally, the collection includes approximately 450 modern contact prints made from the glass plate negatives. Subjects include infants and young children, elderly people, families, school and religious groups, animals and rural scenes. In 1982, the Ohio Historical Society received the collection, still housed in the original dry plate negative boxes purchased by Albert J. Ewing. A selection of the original glass plate negatives were exhibited for the first time in 2013 at the Ohio Historical Center. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL06259 Subjects: Ewing, Albert J. (1870-1934); Portrait photography--United States—History; Cultural Ohio--Art and Artists; Women Suffrage; Political campaigns; Political posters; Flags--United States; McKinley, William, 1843- 1901 Places: Ohio; West Virginia
Description: Although Ohio women's suffrage supporters successfully petitioned to put women's suffrage on the 1912 ballot, the amendment was defeated in the September election. Despite the defeat, Ohio's suffrage activists continued to campaign for women's right to vote. This 3.5" by 5.5" (8.89 by 13.97cm) image depicts representatives of county suffrage organizations demonstrating on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on July 30,1914. Not until June 16, 1919 did Ohio ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and extend to women the right to vote. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: Om1440_1149243_001 Subjects: Ohio Women; Civil Liberties; Ohio Government; Suffrage; Suffragists; Voting Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
Description: Printed in 1912 by Typographical Label in Warren, Ohio, in Trumbull County, this poster distributed by the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association advocates women's right to vote as the way women can fight for a minimum wage and combat poor working conditions. The Ohio Woman Suffrage Association (OWSA) was established in 1869. The organization worked closely with local and national suffrage groups including the National Association for Woman Suffrage. OWSA disbanded with the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in 1920. Many of its members joined the League of Women Voters, established in 1920 to help support the new rights of women voters. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: VFM6213a Subjects: Suffrage; Ohio Woman Suffrage Association; Ohio Women; Posters Places: Warren (Ohio); Trumbull County (Ohio)
Description: This photograph shows suffragist Harriet Taylor Upton giving a speech in Newbury, Ohio, to a group of women on August 23, 1919. Upton (1854-1945) was born in Ravenna, Ohio, and lived much of her life in Warren, Ohio. She served as treasurer of the National Woman's Suffrage Association and coordinated the business of the association from her home in Warren from 1903 to 1910. In 1918, Upton became the first woman appointed to the Warren Board of Education. After the 19th Amendment was passed, giving women the right to vote in 1920, Upton became the first woman to serve as vice chairman of the National Executive Committee and made an unsuccessful run for Congress. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: Om1532_1499540_038 Subjects: Ohio Women; Presidents and Politics; Civil Liberties; Suffrage; Suffragists; Ohio League of Women Voters; Upton, Harriet Taylor Places: Newbury (Ohio); Geauga County (Ohio)
Suffragists with 'Votes for Women' pennants photographSave
Description: Large group of suffragists with "Votes for Women" pennants, ca. 1910-1919. A number of the women are identified on the back of the photograph, including Alison Smith (second from left); Corrine Richter (third from left); Cecile Moon (fourth from left); Louise B. Westwater (fifth from left); Belle C. Kelton, daughter of Mrs. Stone (seventh from left); Leila McDonald (ninth from left); Mary Brandon (tenth from left) and Janet McDonald (eleventh from left). View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL00073 Subjects: Suffrage--Ohio; Multicultural Ohio--Ohio Women; Women social reformers - Ohio;
Description: This photograph shows suffragist Matilda Spence of Painesville, Ohio, posed on a horse dressed as a mythical goddess during a women's suffrage parade, 1914. According to an obituary notice that appeared in the New York Times on March 25, 1971, Spence was born in Painesville, and as a young woman attended Western Reserve University along with being involved in the suffrage movement in Cleveland. She also performed volunteer work with refugees with the American Red Cross in southern France around World War II, and married Henry Rowland, a steel executive. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL00075 Subjects: Suffrage--Ohio; Multicultural Ohio--Ohio Women; Women social reformers - Ohio; Cleveland (Ohio) Places: Painesville (Ohio); Lake County (Ohio)
Description: Postcard with a color image of the Seal of Ohio with a woman's face in the center. The woman's face is framed by the rising sun and the slogan "Let Ohio Women Vote." This original illustration is identified in the September 1912 issue of Life and Labor (published by the National Women's Trade Union League) as a poster done by Cornelia Cassady-Davis of Cincinnati for the "Votes for Women" campaign. Born just east of Cincinnati in Cleves, Ohio, Cassady-Davis was a graduate of the Cincinnati Academy of Art, and later taught there from 1891-1897.
The postcard was sent from Columbus, Ohio, by Elizabeth J. House to Mrs. C. L. Martzolff in Athens, Ohio, 1915. On the back of the postcard Mrs. House has written "I am sending you papers about the plan of organization &c ..." View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL01124 Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Ohio History--State and Local Government; Social movements; Social reformers; Women artists--Ohio Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Athens (Ohio); Athens County (Ohio)
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