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Historical Items

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Item 5490

Suffrage cartoon, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Media: Ink on paper

Item 1151

Suffrage lecture announcement, Belfast, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1915 Location: Belfast Media: Ink on paper

Item 13251

Maine woman suffrage petition, 1858

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: 1858 Media: ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Debates Over Suffrage

While numerous Mainers worked for and against woman suffrage in the state in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some also worked on the national level, seeking a federal amendment to allow women the right to vote

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Protests

Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.

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Lillian Nordica: Farmington Diva

Lillian Norton, known as Nordica, was one of the best known sopranos in America and the world at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. She was a native of Farmington.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s

Not only were there pro-suffrage organizations but anti-suffrage movements as well. These included the Maine Association Opposed to Suffrage for…

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

… the first half of 19th century American history: suffrage, temperance, and abolition. In Bangor, the last two caused considerable debate and some…