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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Women's Interests

New England Farmer
Boston, Mass.
Saturday, June 12, 1896

The third biennial session of the general federation of women’s clubs just closed at Louisville may not be as important an affair as the coming national republican convention at St. Louis. It is, however, significant of the progress of women and of their strength when organized. One thousand delegates representing thousands more of intelligent women who have stayed at home, form a body not to be set aside lightly when it has a fixed purpose in view. Just now a majority of club women are greatly interested in those minor reforms that affect health and morals and go so much towards making the world a better place to live in, and for this they should be commended and encouraged.
Mrs. A. E. Whitaker, Editor


Delegation to White House, 1914. Courtesy of Library of Congress. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/hec2008003226/



Related:
https://www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/progressiveera/introwomenprogressive.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Federation_of_Women%27s_Clubs
http://www.gfwc.org/gfwc/About_GFWC.asp
 

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