Office of the Oshkosh Equal Suffrage League

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Collection Sarah James
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Photographic print of the Office of the Oshkosh Equal Suffrage League.
Year Range from 1911
Year range to 1918
Medium Photographic Paper
Neg # 11735
Notes Photograph of the office of the Oshkosh Equal Suffrage leage, located in Room "I" in the Cook Building in Oshkosh. Chairs and tables are in the office, and a typewriter sits on a desk. Several posters and slogans are on the walls. Sarah S. James was the president of the Equal Suffrage League of Oshkosh. Her offices were located at Room "I" in the Cook's Block on the corner of Main and Algoma. She also held meetings in her home. Sarah was also the recording secretary for the Political Equality League of Wisconsin and served as an officer alongside with Rose Swart (Oshkosh Normal School) and Jessie Jack Hooper (wife of Oshkosh Attorney Ben Hooper). Sarah helped organize local events, speaking engagements, and letter campaigns. She went to the Republican National Convention in Chicago to picket in 1920 and Washington D.C. Sarah spent the rest of her life at her home on High street living with two other maiden sisters. In February 1939, she fell walking home from downtown and broke her hip. She died at mercy Hospital on February 14, 1939.
Object ID P2000.32.22
Object Name Print, Photographic
People James, Sarah
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size H=3 1/2 W=3 1/2 in
Subjects Office buildings
Oshkosh Equal Suffrage League
Women's rights
Women's suffrage
Title Office of the Oshkosh Equal Suffrage League
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