Monthly Archives: December 2013

Take A Shine?

Taken a shine to the NWP this year? Don’t forget: your donations are 100% tax deductible, and directly support women’s history.  Donate before midnight for a 2013 deduction! Happy New Year!

Ring the Bells

In December, 1915, this replica of the Liberty Bell, called The Justice Bell, arrived in Washington, DC, with its clapper (the part that clangs to ring a bell) chained as a statement against unequal suffrage. After the 19th amendment passed, … Continue reading

Mrs. Landingham

Kathryn Joosten, born on this date in 1939, famously played President Jed Bartlet’s wise and witty secretary in The West Wing.  In a second season episode, Mrs. Landingham’s character takes on pay-equity.  Today, women continue to earn less than men: … Continue reading

Portrait of a …

So much more than just a lady! We have a portrait of Mrs. Cecil Norton Broy on display, but I couldn’t resist this glamorous photograph.  Wasn’t she fabulous? Mrs. Broy was an NWP and WWP member with a commitment to … Continue reading

Happy December-Halloween?

One of the NWP’s most effective media tactics was making deliberate connections between their work and the great mothers of the American suffrage movement. Visitors to SBHM have enjoyed seeing Susan B. Anthony’s desk on display (next to Elizabeth Cady … Continue reading

WY Of Course!

Quick!  What is the first state in America in which women could vote? Answer: New Jersey.  But only from 1776 to 1807, and only unmarried property owning women. (Maud Younger in front of a Wyoming library, 1916) Don’t worry if … Continue reading

Join us on Friday!

On December 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., come mingle with fellow members and friends, enjoy some holiday shopping and pick up your copy of the annual report! Sewall-Belmont truly appreciates your contributions and would like to share how … Continue reading

Captain Annie Fox

December 7, 1941: the day that lives in infamy. Annie Fox (1893-1987) earned a Purple Heart for her service during the Pearl Harbor bombing.  The National Archives and Records Administration has an interesting essay on her here. She provided front-line … Continue reading

Giving Tuesday

  The NWP, standing in Lafayette Square across from the White House, 1918. Don’t be silent this Giving Tuesday: be a sentinel for suffrage and equal rights. Support Sewall-Belmont today!    

Hashtag: Awesome

Another hidden gem from the collection! How much do you love this calling card from Susan B. Anthony? (answer: I love it a lot) But the best part isn’t the front; it’s the back! She wrote a note on the … Continue reading