Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Underwood & Underwood Studios, N.Y.
Dates 1916
Location New York
United States
Language English
Subjects Adamson, Ethel M.
Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage (U.S.)
National Woman's Party
New York (State)
United States
Mrs. Robert Adamson, wife of Fire Commissioner of N.Y. City. She will attend C[ongressional] U[nion] conference Sat. and speak at luncheon in honor of departing [suffrage] envoys.
Contributor Names
Underwood & Underwood Studios, N.Y. (Photographer)
Created / Published
1916 Apr. 7
Subject Headings
-  Adamson, Ethel M
-  National Woman's Party
-  Suffragists--United States--1910-1920
-  Women--Suffrage--New York (State)
-  Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage (U.S.)
-  Photographs
-  United States -- New York -- New York
-  Summary: Head-and-shoulders studio portrait of Ethel M. Adamson, with clasped hands.
-  Title transcribed from item.
-  The caption on a smaller duplicate print of the same image located in the same folder reads: "Mrs. Robert Adamson, wife of the Fire Commissioner of New York, is a prominent member of the National Advisory Council of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage. She is one of the most enthusiastic members of the New York Branch of the Union."
-  Photograph published in The Suffragist, 3, no. 17 (April 24, 1915): 3. Caption: "Mrs. Robert Adamson. Wife of Fire Commissioner Adamson, of New York City, who will be a Member of the Congressional Union Deputation to Senator [James] O'Gorman [of New York]." Inez Milholland Boissevain, Crystal Eastman Benedict, and Doris Stevens were among the speakers who addressed Senator O'Gorman on behalf of the deputation, which included a large contingent of women.
-  Articles appearing in the March 25, 1916 (v. 4, no. 13), and April 15, 1916 (v.4, no. 15), issues of The Suffragist, indicate that a luncheon was held on April 9, 1916, in Washington, D.C., honoring Congressional Union members who were about to embark on a tour of the western United States to gather support for a federal suffrage amendment among women voters. This photograph of Ethel Adamson was likely distributed to publicize her scheduled remarks at this farewell luncheon for the envoys.
-  The print has been touched up for publication (white paint has been applied to the background to make the image of Adamson stand out).
1 photograph: print; 7.5 x 11 in.
Call Number
Location: National Woman's Party Records, Group I, Container I:147, Folder: Adamson, Ethel M.
Source Collection
Records of the National Woman's Party
Manuscript Division
Digital Id

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