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Title: Senator Smith Votes
Contributed by: Margaret Chase Smith Library
Media: black and white photograph
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
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
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.