Photo of Emily Ferguson Murphy Emily was a natural leader and had a strong interest in the protection of women and children. The experience of an Alberta woman who, after years of hard work supporting the family homestead was left with nothing when her husband decided to sell the farm, motivated Emily to study the legal implications of this injustice. Her work for women's rights was strongly supported and encouraged by many rural women

Photo of Emily Ferguson Murphy Emily was a natural leader and had a strong interest in the protection of women and children. The experience of an Alberta woman who, after years of hard work supporting the family homestead was left with nothing when her husband decided to sell the farm, motivated Emily to study the legal implications of this injustice. Her work for women's rights was strongly supported and encouraged by many rural women

Suffragette Campaign HQ: The beginning of women's struggle for the right to vote has been traced to the Seneca Falls convention of 1848. In the following years, thousands of women worked to win this basic civil right.  Leaders are well known, but they could not have done it without the support and work of the unknown soldiers, such as these.

Suffragette Campaign HQ: The beginning of women's struggle for the right to vote has been traced to the Seneca Falls convention of 1848. In the following years, thousands of women worked to win this basic civil right. Leaders are well known, but they could not have done it without the support and work of the unknown soldiers, such as these.

Women operate stock boards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The Waldorf was the first to employ women in its various departments, in order to release men for war work, 1918.

Women operate stock boards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The Waldorf was the first to employ women in its various departments, in order to release men for war work, 1918.

Famous women pilots preparing to take part in the 1934 Memorial Day air races at Dycer Airport. In front row kneeling is Gladys O’Donnell, who last year entered seven races and won six. Seated is Ruth Elder, famous flying beauty. Standing left to right: Kay Van Doozer, Myrtle D. Mims and Clema Granger.

Famous women pilots preparing to take part in the 1934 Memorial Day air races at Dycer Airport. In front row kneeling is Gladys O’Donnell, who last year entered seven races and won six. Seated is Ruth Elder, famous flying beauty. Standing left to right: Kay Van Doozer, Myrtle D. Mims and Clema Granger.

Dr. Clelia Mosher - 1892    Dr. Clelia Mosher (1863 - 1940) was a brilliant and extraordinary woman who made debunking the claims of Victorian medicine regarding the frailty of the female body her life's work.

Dr. Clelia Mosher - 1892 Dr. Clelia Mosher (1863 - 1940) was a brilliant and extraordinary woman who made debunking the claims of Victorian medicine regarding the frailty of the female body her life's work.

"Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, 1916." One of the banners used in a memorial service for Inez Milholland, the lawyer who became a martyr to the suffrage movement following her death from anemia while campaigning for the 19th Amendment. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

"Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, 1916." One of the banners used in a memorial service for Inez Milholland, the lawyer who became a martyr to the suffrage movement following her death from anemia while campaigning for the 19th Amendment. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Kier Hardie's secretary the Suffragette Margaret Travers Symons, who managed to enter the floor of the House of Commons while a debate was in progress. Mrs Symons said a few words before being taken out and became the first woman to speak there - Britain - 1908

Kier Hardie's secretary the Suffragette Margaret Travers Symons, who managed to enter the floor of the House of Commons while a debate was in progress. Mrs Symons said a few words before being taken out and became the first woman to speak there - Britain - 1908

Zitkala-Sa, 1898    by  Gertrude Käsebier (1852-1934)  ::  She was a beautiful Yankton Sioux woman of Native American & white mixed ancestry.  She was well educated and went on to become an accomplished author, musician, composer and later went on to work for the reform of Indian policies in the United States.

Zitkala-Sa, 1898 by Gertrude Käsebier (1852-1934) :: She was a beautiful Yankton Sioux woman of Native American & white mixed ancestry. She was well educated and went on to become an accomplished author, musician, composer and later went on to work for the reform of Indian policies in the United States.

Suffragettes often carried or wore pieces of chain to represent their oppression, and a gold pin was an elegant way to do that.

Suffragettes often carried or wore pieces of chain to represent their oppression, and a gold pin was an elegant way to do that.

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