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Messenger for the National Woman's Party
Original Author: National Photo Company Collection
Created: October 21, 1922
Medium: Photographic print

Messenger for the National Woman’s Party

In a photograph taken on October 21, 1922, Julia Obear delivers messages by bicycle for the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the National Woman's Party, a militant organization promoting woman suffrage. All staff members were women, a condition imposed by Alva Belmont, a wealthy socialite who funded the party and served as its president from 1917 to 1921.

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