Photos, Prints, Drawings Judge Mary A. [Mary Margaret] Bartelme, of Illinois, is second vice-chairman of the National Woman's Party. She is the judge of the Children's Night Court of Chicago.

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Dates 1913
Location Chicago
United States
Language English
Subjects Bartelme, Mary
National Woman's Party
United States
Judge Mary A. [Mary Margaret] Bartelme, of Illinois, is second vice-chairman of the National Woman's Party. She is the judge of the Children's Night Court of Chicago.
Created / Published
1913 Mar. 6
Subject Headings
-  Bartelme, Mary
-  National Woman's Party
-  Suffragists--United States--1910-1920
-  Women--Suffrage--Illinois
-  Judges
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
-  Summary: Formal, half-length portrait of Mary Bartelme, second vice-chairman of the National Woman's Party and judge of the Children's Night Court of Chicago, seated at paper-covered desk, facing left with head turned to camera, wearing a high-collared dress with pin on left side of chest.
-  Title transcribed from item.
-  Photograph published in The Suffragist, 4, no. 25 (June 17, 1916): 5. Caption: "Judge Mary M. Bartelme, Illinois. Second Vice Chairman Woman's Party." The photograph may have been taken in conjunction with a story about Bartelme in the May 25, 1913, issue of The New York Times Magazine ("America's Only Woman Judge Is Doing a Big Work"), which is illustrated with both a sketch and photograph of her in which she appears to be wearing the same outfit shown in this image. The drawing is captioned: "Miss Mary Margaret Bartelme."
-  According to contemporary newspaper articles and a biographical essays by Estelle B. Freedman in Notable American Women: The Modern Period, ed. Barbara Sicherman and Carol Hurd Green (Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University), 60, and by Gwen Hoerr McNamee in Women Building Chicago, ed. Rima Lunin Schultz and Adele Hast (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001), 66-70, Bartelme's middle name was Margaret. On March 3, 1913, she began hearing cases as an assistant judge in the Court for Delinquent Girls, a branch of Chicago's Juvenile Court.
-  Bartelme served as vice-chairman of the National Woman's Party in 1916-1917 according to Donald L. Haggerty, ed., The National Woman's Party Papers: The Suffrage Years, 1913-1920: A Guide to the Microfilm (Sanford, N.C.: Microfilming Corporation of America, 1981).
-  The print has been touched up for publication (paint has been applied to the background to make Bartelme's image stand out better).
1 photograph: print; 9 x 12 in.
Call Number
Location: National Woman's Party Records, Group I, Container I:148, Folder: Bartelme, Mary
Source Collection
Records of the National Woman's Party
Manuscript Division
Digital Id

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