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"Sisters Arise" is but one of the many signs visible in this group of Suffragettes protesting for the vote in Houlton.
The fight for the women's vote in Maine stated around 1854 and continued for nearly 66 years before the Nineteenth Amendment was passed. During those years interest for the women's vote ebbed and flowed often taking a backseat to other movements and experiencing crushing defeat.
Groups developed opposing suffrage for women in the early twentieth century and many had women members. The Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Grange, both very active in Houlton, were leaders of the Maine Suffrage movement. Finally, on August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. Maine was the nineteenth state to ratify the Nineteenth amendment.
About This Item
- Title: Women's Suffrage march in Market Square, Houlton, ca. 1912
- Creation Date: circa 1912
- Subject Date: circa 1912
- Local Name: Market Square
- Town: Houlton
- County: Aroostook
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 8.9 cm x 12.7 cm
- Object Type: Image
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- Civil disobedience
- Horse teams--Maine--Houlton
- Protest movements
- Women's rights--Maine--Houlton
- Women's suffrage--Maine--Houlton
- Harry R. Burleigh gravel and sand
- Let women rule
- Maine Suffrage Campaign Committee
- Maine Woman Suffrage Association
- Protest signs
- Public protests
- social movement
- social protest
- social unrest
- Women's Christian Temperance Union
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