Old News – Women of NY Ready for War

President Woodrow Wilson won reelection in 1916 in part because he wanted to keep the US out of the war in Europe. Then on Feb. 3, 1917 President Wilson went before Congress to announce that the US was breaking relations with Germany. Congress would declare war on Germany on April 6th. New York State voted …

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Old News – First Woman in Congress

Jeanette Rankin was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1916. She had a career before being elected as a social worker. In 1917 she was one of the few in the House to vote against going to war against Germany. Maybe because of that, she was not reelected in 1918. She did end …

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More Kodak Employee Magazines

I uploaded 5 more Kodak magazines. These are magazines that were issued to employees in the US from 1920 to at least 1943. In 1943 Kodak then started Kodakery which was in newspaper format. That was sent to employees until 2005 when they started just sending employees emails. The issues that I uploaded are: Vol. …

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Old News – Suffrage Defeated

One of the referendums on the 1915 New York State election ballot was if women should be treated equally in the state. Maybe the timing wasn’t right but it was defeated at that time. US Congress proposed the Nineteenth Amendment on June 4, 1919. That prohibited state or federal sex-based restrictions on voting. The amendment …

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Old News – Strange Night

This article is about Dr. Mary Walker coming to Penfield and not being allowed in the house. Dr. Walker is the only woman to receive the medal of honor. During the Civil War she was a surgeon at a temporary hospital inside the capitol. She was captured by Confederate forces after crossing enemy lines to …

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Old News – Women’s Stories

Some stories of working women. Also another story that asks if women get the vote will they also be put on juries. The Catholic Journal always had at least a full page of women’s stories. Notice in both of the ads that they say are on “Both Phones.” At that time both Rochester Telephone and …

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