Photos, Prints, Drawings Mabel Vernon Speaking at Suffrage Rally, May, 1916

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Mabel Vernon Speaking at Suffrage Rally, May, 1916
Created / Published
1916 May 27
Subject Headings
-  Vernon, Mabel, 1883-1975
-  National Woman's Party
-  Suffragists--United States--1910-1920
-  Women--Suffrage--United States
-  Photographs
-  United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
-  United States -- Delaware -- Wilmington
-  Summary: Photograph of Mabel Vernon speaking to large crowd (mostly men) outside building in Chicago.
-  Title transcribed from item.
-  Cropped version of the photograph published in The Suffragist, 4, no. 25 (June 17, 1916): 6. Caption: "Miss Mabel Vernon, Nevada, Secretary of the Woman's Party, Addressing an Open-Air Meeting in Chicago." The NWP formed delegations to Republican, Democratic, and Progressive Party conventions.
-  Mabel Vernon of Wilmington, Del., was secretary of the NWP. She was a graduate of Swarthmore College, where she studied with Alice Paul. She taught high school before becoming an organizer and speaker with the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage. "With remarkable gifts as a speaker, has addressed large meetings in every part of the country. As brilliant organizer has had charge of many important organization tasks of NWP." Organized transcontinental trip of voting envoys to Washington. Campaigned in Nevada in 1914 and 1916. Became national organization chairman of the NWP. Organized the Washington picket line for several months. One of the first six women to serve prison sentences for suffrage in the District Jail. She was arrested June 1917 for picketing and served three days. Source: Doris Stevens, Jailed for Freedom (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1920), 368-69.
1 photograph: print; 10 x 10.75 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
Location: National Woman's Party Records, Group II, Container II:276, Folder: Group Photographs Nos. 45-58
Source Collection
Records of the National Woman's Party
Manuscript Division
Digital Id
Online Format

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