Women

  • Audiotape of Charles Shaw's review of Caroline Katzenstein's Lifting the Curtain, 1955

    An audio recording of Charles Shaw's review of Caroline Katzenstein's book, "Lifting the Curtain," which surveys the development of the woman's suffrage movement in the United States. Shaw was a broadcast journalist at WCAU-TV, the CBS affliate in Philadelphia.
  • Some of the 168 women who served prison terms for helping in the campaign of the National Woman's part for passage of the Federal Woman Suffrage Amendment, undated

    These pages feature photographs of some of the members of the National Woman's Party who were arrested for picketing in front of the White House. The pages were arranged by Caroline Katzenstein for her book "Lifting the Curtain," which surveys the development of women's suffrage in the United States.
  • Group of some of the speakers before the House Judiciary Sub-Committee at a hearing in Washington D.C. on the proposed Equal Rights Amendment now before congress, 10 March 1946

    After the National Woman's Party successfully campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment, it shifted its attention to the Equal Rights Amendment. While the Party helped push to introduce an ERA bill to congress every year from 1921 to 1976, it was typically blocked by special committees. It only made it to the floor of the senate in 1946 when it was defeated by a 38 to 35 vote. This photo is of a group of NWP members, including Caroline Katzenstein, who spoke before the House Judiciary Committee in 1946.
  • Philadelphia women taking part in a suffrage parade, undated

    A photograph of Philadelphia suffragists representing states that had granted women suffrage before the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Numerous suffrage parades were held in Philadelphia, organized either by the Pennsylvania Woman Suffrage Association or the Pennsylvania branch of the National Woman's Party.
  • National Woman's Party works to defeat Democrats in Montana, 1916

    This photograph was taken of members of the National Woman's Party who were sent to various states where women could already vote in order to lobby for a federal suffrage amendment and to oppose the democratic party. Montana had granted women's suffrage in 1914. This page was assembled by Caroline Katzenstein for her book "Lifting the Curtain," which surveys the development of women's suffrage in the United States.
  • Watchfire demonstration photograph, 13 January 1919

    This photograph was taken during a National Woman's Party demonstration across from the White House. This particular protest was called the 'Watchfire Demonstration' and was scheduled to coincide with the first day of the Paris Peace Conference--13 January 1919. The NWP held near constant demonstrations in front of the White House, with those participating called the 'Silent Sentinels.'
  • A protest demonstration of the National Woman's Party at Lafayette Square, undated

    This photograph was taken during a National Woman's Party demonstration across from the White House in Lafayette Square. The NWP would hold near constant demonstrations in front of the White House, with those participating called the 'Silent Sentinels.'
  • Philadelphians at Work at Woman's Party Convention Headquarters, Chicago, June 1916

    This page features a photograph taken at the Woman's Party convention organized by the Congressional Union for Woman Voters and the National Woman's Party. The Chicago convention marked the birth of the NWP. This page was arranged by Caroline Katzenstein for her book, "Lifting the Curtain," which surveys the development of women's suffrage in the United States.
  • Wilmer Atkinson and Judge Dimner Beeber portraits, undated

    This page, assembled by Caroline Katzenstein for her book "Lifting the Curtain," features the photographs of Wilmer Atkinson and Dimner Beeber. Atkinson was a Quaker journalist and editor of the Farm Journal, while Beeber was a judge for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
  • Dudley Field Malone portrait, undated

    Dudley Field Malone was a prominent attorney, politician, and active supporter of the women's suffrage movement. Malone appealed for the release of members of the National Woman's Party who were imprisoned for picketing before the White House.
  • Officers of the Pennsylvania Woman Suffrage Association, undated

    This page features photographs of the officers of the Pennsylvania Woman Suffrage Association--a branch of the National Woman Suffrage Association. The page was arranged by Caroline Katzenstein for her book "Lifting the Curtain," which surveys the development of women's suffrage in the United States.
  • Leaders of Pennsylvania Branch, National Woman's Party, undated

    These pages, which feature photographs of the leaders of the Pennsylvania branch of the National Woman's Party, were assembled by Caroline Katzenstein for her book "Lifting the Curtain." Katzenstein's book provides a survey of women's suffrage in the United States and includes details of her own experiences working with the movement.
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