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Item 1508

John Neal, Portland, ca. 1870

John Neal, Portland, ca. 1870 / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 9, page 279.

John Neal of Portland (1793-1876) epitomized the spirit of 19th century Maine.

He was a boxer, novelist, gymnast, publisher, architect, quarryman, lawyer, phrenologist, pro-feminist and America's first art critic.

In 1827, after living in England, Neal settled in his home town, founded the acclaimed, but short-lived, literary magazine, The Yankee, and helped stimulate an artistic climate that flourished through the Civil War.

 

Item 5476

Suffrage cartoon, ca. 1915

Suffrage cartoon, ca. 1915 / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 9, page 279-281.

Frederic W. Freeman, who used the pseudonym "W. Ourcadie," drew this cartoon supporting woman suffrage. It was created about 1915.

 

Item 5492

Woman suffrage political cartoon, 1916

Woman suffrage political cartoon, 1916 / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 9, page 279-281.

Agnes E. Ryan wrote a booklet in 1916 entitled "The Torch Bearer."

The pro-woman suffrage booklet contained this cartoon that shows someone opposed to woman suffrage being overtaken by the "snowball."

 

Item 5469

Equal suffrage contest political cartoon, ca. 1917

Equal suffrage contest political cartoon, ca. 1917 / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 9, page 279-281.

William Ourcadie, a pseudonym for Frederic W. Freeman, drew a number of cartoons supporting woman suffrage. This one was published by the Suffrage Referendum League of Maine in about 1917.

 

Item 1151

Suffrage lecture announcement, Belfast, ca. 1915

Suffrage lecture announcement, Belfast, ca. 1915 / Maine Historical Society

The campaign to gain the vote for women included many events, including public information lectures, such as this one to be given by Augusta C. Hughston at Memorial Hall in Belfast.

 

Item 5473

Anti woman suffrage booklet, ca. 1915

Anti woman suffrage booklet, ca. 1915 / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 9, page 282-283.

Margaret Rollins Hale wrote this booklet entitled, "Against Woman Suffrage." The Maine Association Opposed to Suffrage for Women published the booklet in about 1915.

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Item 5470

Anti-suffrage stamps, 1918

Anti-suffrage stamps, 1918 / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 9, page 282-283.

Stamps proclaiming "No Votes For Women" were produced by the Maine Association Opposed to Suffrage for Women.

 

Item 5468

Men's Equal Suffrage League of Maine brochure

Men's Equal Suffrage League of Maine brochure / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 9, page 279-283.

Some men supported efforts to gain equal suffrage for women. The Men's Equal Suffrage League of Maine had among its objectives "to organize the sentiment for woman suffrage among the men of Maine..."

Two of the members listed are Ralph O. Brewster and Robert T. Whitehouse.

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Item 5471

Signing of Woman Suffrage Proclamation, 1917

Signing of Woman Suffrage Proclamation, 1917 / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 9, page 282.

When the Constitutional amendment granting women the right to vote passed in 1920, Maine Governor Carl E. Milliken signed a proclamation to that effect.

At the signing ceremony for the Woman Suffrage Proclamation, August 6, 1920, 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.

 

 

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