The front page of the "The West Virginian" newspaper on Election Day 1920, the first national election after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.
Two images that show women at work in different settings: at home in an urban tenement and in a factory in the rural South. The images also point to the challenges of working motherhood.
An illustration that raises questions about the role of women in social reform and outlines the social evils many middle-class citizens feared.
A pair of newspaper articles that follow the story of laundry workers in El Paso, Texas who formed a union and fought against unfair labor practices.
The story of an English religious refugee who funded and founded her own settlement in New Netherland.
Three outfits representative of the fashions designed to support women as they engaged in new forms of recreation, including bicycling and exercise classes. A companion art activity accompanies this resource.
Three colorful World War I propaganda posters that represent the different types of war work available to women and present a stereotypical view of the young beautiful war worker. A companion art activity accompanies this resource.
An excerpt from Two Colored Women with the American Expeditionary Forces that explores the racism black soldiers and support staff faced while serving their country in France.
An advertisement for Margaret Sanger’s women’s health clinic in a predominantly Italian and Jewish community in Brooklyn, New York. This resource demonstrates the challenges women faced in securing their reproductive rights.
An advertisement for a feminist mass meeting in New York City that includes an outline of topics up for discussion and a list of some of the city’s most prominent feminist radicals.