Josephine Bennett and daughters Frances and Katherine, Hartford, ca. 1916

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Title

Josephine Bennett and daughters Frances and Katherine, Hartford, ca. 1916

Subject

Women--Suffrage--Connecticut; National Woman's Party; Suffrage; Photographs; Suffragists; Bennett, Josephine; Hartford

Description

Josephine and husband M. Toscan Bennett lived on Forest St., near Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stow. She was a member of history organizations DAR and NSCDA, active in and officer of the National Woman's Party, founder of the Hartford Equal Franchise League. A prominent advocate for women's rights, she fought to ban child labor, fought for equality of women in the workplace, pensions for mothers, educational reform. With her husband she donated land in Katonah, NY, to create Brookwood Labor College, the country's first residential workers' school. (CT Woman Suffrage Assoc., State Archives, CT State Library; Stevens, Doris. Jailed for Freedom. NY: Boni & Liveright, 1920)

Source

Connecticut Woman's Suffrage Association, State Archives, Connecticut State Library

Publisher

Trinity College Information Services

Date

ca. 1916

Rights

This digital collection and its contents are made available by Trinity College Library for limited noncommercial, educational, and personal use only. For other uses refer to Connecticut History.org: http://connecticuthistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/BennettSuffragists.jpg

Format

photographic print (photograph)

Type

Photographs

Identifier

josephine.bennett.jpg; http://connecticuthistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/BennettSuffragists.jpg

Citation

“Josephine Bennett and daughters Frances and Katherine, Hartford, ca. 1916,” Trinity College Library, accessed July 15, 2024, https://tclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/340.