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David G. James with Suffragists | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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David G. James with Suffragists

David G. James with Suffragists | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Former Wisconsin State Senator David G. James, Republican from Richland Center (1908-1912) and the father of suffragist Ada James. The photograph was likely taken June 13, 1919 after James delivered Wisconsin's ratification of the 19th Amendment in Washington, DC. James is surrounded by suffragists at the National Woman's Party headquarters building at 14 Jackson Place. The document he is holding is his appointment by Governor Philipp as Special Courier to deliver the ratification.
DESCRIPTION
Former Wisconsin State Senator David G. James, Republican from Richland Center (1908-1912) and the father of suffragist Ada James. The photograph was likely taken June 13, 1919 after James delivered Wisconsin's ratification of the 19th Amendment in Washington, DC. James is surrounded by suffragists at the National Woman's Party headquarters building at 14 Jackson Place. The document he is holding is his appointment by Governor Philipp as Special Courier to deliver the ratification.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:35075
Creation Date: June 13 1919
Creator Name:Harris and Ewing
City:Washington, D.C.
County:
State:District of Columbia
Collection Name:James, Ada Lois, 1876-1952 : Ada Lois papers, 1816-1952
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 1253
Original Dimensions:7 x 5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The photograph was probably taken in Washington D.C. on June 13th when James took the document to the U.S. Office of the Secretary of State to make Wisconsin the first state to file ratification papers. Wisconsin & Illinois both ratified the amendment within hours of each other on June 10th to make them the first states to do so.
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Dresses
Hats
Cities and towns
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Legislation
Politicians
Suffrage
Women
Buildings
Sidewalks

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