Center for Women's History
Women’s history is American history. Bring it into your classroom with our new curriculum!
Major support for Women and the American Story provided by
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
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This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.
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Amelia Jenks Bloomer, 1850s. Daguerreotype. Property of the Seneca Falls Historical Society.
Amelia Jenks Bloomer
A white resident of Seneca Falls, Bloomer attended part of the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention and worked for temperance reform. She supported, but did not originate, the short-dress-over-pantaloons outfit that came to be known as bloomers.