Clarkson - Lady Howard - Thatcher - Thorn and Johnson (LOC)

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Clarkson - Lady Howard - Thatcher - Thorn and Johnson

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

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Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

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Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 2885-6


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    In Memoriam: Wystan

    • 24/Mar/2010 17:55:57

    Could these be British suffragettes?

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    • 26/Mar/2010 12:42:12

    @Wystan, I had the same thought, but had drawn a blank until I just looked for Lady Howard. NYT of Oct 25, 1913 indicates that Lady Aurea Howard, daughter of Lady Carlisle, president of the World Woman's Christian Temperance Union, represented her mother at the Ninth Triennial Convention of WCTU in Brooklyn. I don't find the other names in that article, but it seems likely that it is at an event associated with temperance and/or suffrage.

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    • 26/Mar/2010 14:22:14

    A candidate for the hatless woman is Mrs. Ella Hoover Thacher of Nov 28, 1935 indicates that she was 85 and a former president of the New Jersey chapter of WCTU. So in 1913, she would have been 63 which looks about right. From this NYT article (requires subscription) "Testimony that Mrs. Ella Hoover Thacher, 85 years old, head of the Florence (N.J.) Thread Works and former president of the New Jersey W.C.T.U., was possessed by a mania for speed was given today before a lunacy commission and a jury here." The hearing was in association with an action brought by her children -- who seemed to have reckoned she was spending their inheritance on yachts and trips to Florida. See also