From Abolition to Progressivism: Women in Public Life Slide Show
The illustration is from 3 May 1851Gleason’s Pictorial, a popular nineteenth-century publication. It shows reformer Wendell Phillips (1811-1884) addressing an April 11,1851 meeting to protest the case of Thomas Sims, a fugitive slave being tried in Boston. Phillips was a member of the Boston Committee of Vigilance that tried to prevent the court from returning Sims to slavery. Anti-Slavery Meeting on the [ Boston] Common From Gleason's Pictorial, May 3, 1851 Photomural from woodcut Prints and Photographs Division (52)
c. 1853, daguerreotype, unknown photographer "a seamstress" one of many portrait studies of workers posed with their tools.
Sojourner Truth, carte de visite, 1864
"A DownWright Gabbler" J. Akin Philadelphia, date unknown.
Wood engraving copy appears in Elizabeth Cady Stanton, History of Woman Suffrage, 1881.
In her Bloomer costume, From The Water-Cure Journal, October 1851 (The Water Cure Journal was in publication from 1845 until 1860. and was dedicated to popular health theories of the 19th century, mostly the benefits of cold water baths, but later expanded to include articles on phrenology, pre-natal care, diet, exercise and other 19th century health crazes.)
Susan B. Anthony
Carte de visite inscribed to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, no date.
Sculpture by Adelaide Johnson, displayed at the Women's Exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair, 1893.
Susan B. Anthony
Charles Lewis Bartholomew, 1892-1896.
W.E.B. Du Bois
Original caption: "portrait of an American feminist," c. 1872.
"Mrs. Satan" by Thomas Nast
Full page cartoon in Harper’s Weekly, February 1872. Nast was one of the most famous cartoonists of his generation.
Caption: Mary Church Terrell, a teacher with a cause : "Mary Church Terrell, Three-Quarter Length Portrait, Seated, Facing Front." Between 1880 and 1900. Library of Congress.
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, 1892. Harper's novel, "Iola Leroy, Or Shadows Uplifted."
Probably from her book How I learned to Ride a Bicycle, 1893; about learning to ride the bicycle at the age of 53.
Caption: Nannie Helen Burroughs, between ca. 1900 and 1907.
Alice Paul, (standing w/glass) Sept. 1920, photo copyright by shortly after the ratification of the 19th amendment (Aug 1920) note that she is raising a glass in her right hand.
Eugene V. Debs delivering his anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio on Jun 16, 1918. He would later be jailed for the speech.
Clarence Darrow, United States Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
Jane Addams (1860-1935), American social reformer. Photograph, 1914.
Jane Addams on the left holding the U.S. flag CREDIT: "Jane Addams and Mary McDowell(?), Full-Length Portrait, Standing, Holding U.S. Flag and Peace Banner." Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
Carrie Chapman Catt
Wisconsin State Historical Society Archives, 1917.
Cartoon, EW Guston, 1909.
Harriet Stanton Blatch
Harriet Stanton Blatch speaking to a large crowd of men, between 1915-1920, from the records of the League of Women Voters.