Suffrage victory in Congress (1919)

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On June 5, 1919 — the day after Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote — the story didn’t even make the front page of The Washington Times in DC. The news did, however, appear on page 2 of the newspaper, along with these photographs.

Also see: Lincoln’s sister-in-law casts first vote at 103 (1914)

Women who engineered suffrage Congress victory

Group of lobbyists of the National Woman’s Party and Senator Jones of Washington. These women conducted a six-year fight for the Federal suffrage amendment. From left to right: Mrs William Kent, Mrs Richard Wainwright, Senator Jones, Miss Maud Younger, and Mrs Abby Scott Baker.

Members of the Congressional Committee of the National American Women’s Suffrage Association who presented the suffrage bill which was passed by the Senate yesterday. From left to right: Miss Mabel Willard, of Massachusetts; Mrs Edmund Post, of Kentucky; Mrs Helen Gardener of this city; Mrs Maud Wood Park, of Massachusetts; Mrs Lewis Walker, of New Jersey; Miss Marjorie Shuler, of New York, and Mrs Caroline Reilly, of Illinois.

>> Also see: How Susan B Anthony recorded history (1893)

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