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Anna Howard Shaw

Artist
Unidentified Artist
Sitter
Anna Howard Shaw, 14 Feb 1849 - 2 Jul 1919
Date
c. 1915
Type
Photograph
Medium
Brown-toned gelatin silver print
Dimensions
24.5cm x 18cm (9 5/8" x 7 1/16"), Image
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of University Women's Club, Inc.
Object number
NPG.82.81
Exhibition Label
Sara Bard Field witnessed blatant gender discrimination while working for the Baptist church in Rangoon, Burma, from 1900 to 1902. Upon her return to the United States, she started a soup kitchen and kindergarten at her husband’s parish in Cleveland, Ohio. She and her husband, who were Christian Socialists, later relocated to Portland, Oregon, where Field became the only paid organizer for the state’s suffrage movement. Her husband disapproved of her increasing involvement, and in 1914, she obtained a divorce. Afterwards, she settled in San Francisco, where she attended the Women Voters’ Convention in 1915. The convention ended dramatically, with Field and two other women setting off on a cross-country automobile trip to promote women’s suffrage.
Sara Bard Field presenció casos de flagrante discrimen de género cuando trabajó para la Iglesia bautista en Rangún, Burma, entre 1900 y 1902. De vuelta en Estados Unidos, inició un comedor de beneficencia y un kindergarten en la parroquia de su marido en Cleveland, Ohio. Ambos eran cristianos socialistas. Luego se reubicaron en Portland, Oregón, donde Field se desempeñó como única organizadora pagada del movimiento sufragista en dicho estado. El marido no estaba de acuerdo con el creciente activismo de la esposa, y en 1914 ella obtuvo el divorcio. Luego se estableció en San Francisco, donde asistió a la Convención de Mujeres Votantes en 1915. El evento tuvo un cierre dramático con la despedida de Field y otras dos mujeres que partieron en automóvil para atravesar el país con la misión de promover el sufragio femenino.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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Exhibition
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
On View
NPG, South Gallery 120