: Georgia Eliza Hopley (1858-1944) is standing in the back row of this group identified as "newspaper women." Handwritten initials "GE" mark her position in the portrait. She is wearing a hat with a band around the crown and a ribbon or band around her neck. The women be may be attendees at a meeting (many of them are wearing ribbons similar to those worn by meeting delegates). 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.
: AL06072 Subjects
: Journalists; Women in journalism; Temperance--United States; Suffrage--Ohio Places
: Georgia Eliza Hopley group portrait