Signing of Woman Suffrage Proclamation, 1917
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Maine Governor Carl E. Milliken signs a Maine legislative resolution to hold a special election on Sept. 10, 1917 on a state constitutional amendment to grant woman the vote in Maine. After 40 years of effort, the pro-woman suffrage forces in Maine got the resolution through the Maine Legislature. At the signing ceremony are, from left, Mrs. Henry Cobb, Mrs. Carl E. Milliken, Governor Carl E. Milliken, Deborah Knox Livingstone, Florence Brooks Whitehouse, Charles Milliken, Mrs. Guy P. Gannett, Mrs. Arthur T. Balentine and Mrs. William R. Pattangall. The woman suffrage amendment was defeated on Sept. 10. A national woman suffrage amendment passed on Aug. 23, 1920.