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Catalog Number 2000.001.0057
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Sepia-tone photograph of an elderly woman wearing quite a large brimless hat and a dark dress and a coat. This is an exterior photo taken from the breast on up.
Number of images 1
Date ca 1914
Title Bahrenberg, Carrie
Collection Women's Suffrage - Bahrenberg, Carrie
Accession number 2000.001.
People Bahrenberg, Carrie
Notes 1861-1929 Business Woman - Suffragette - Womens Relief Corps

Photo appears in "Belleville 1814-1914" pub by Arcadia 11/2004, p 118

NOTE: See 55 page book published 1996 ISBN Paperback 1-888682-02-7
Page 32: Civic League formerly the Illinois Women's Suffrage Assoc 1869
Page 32: Illinois Equal Suffrage Assoc. 1892

Exhibit Material at Labor & Industry Museum: Bahrenburg was the state rep of the Women's Relieve Corps in 1896 and elected national president in 1915. When the Equal Suffrage Assoc of Illinois was renamed the Civic League in 1920, Bahrenburg was chairman. We have numerous accounts of speeches made across the country urging and endorsing the merit of women's suffrage.

She was elected to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees in 1900 and served 12 years.

Belleville Daily Advocate Newspaper 10/2/1913: There are two articles on Carrie
Bahrenburg. One on Equal Suffrance and one on the Women's Relief Corps

Daily Advocate Newspaper 10/27/1914: Mrs. Carrie A. Thomas Bahrenberg, one of the Directors of Illinois Equal Suffrage Assoc to represent Belleville League Convention in Chicago.