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.
Photos, Prints, Drawings
National Woman's Party
- 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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