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A Storm of Applause and Hisses: The Mob Convention and Women’s Rights, 1853

This is the first in a series of posts about headline-grabbing stories in mid-nineteenth-century New York. “Time’s up.” “That’ll do.”“Shut up.” “Go to bed.” “Take a drink.” Hissing. Groans. Stamping of feet. Contemptuous laughter. General uproar and confusion. And countless … Continue reading

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They Will Do It Anyway: Bloomers, Cycling, and the New Woman

This post discusses an 1897 advertisement for bicycle tires in BPMM’s fall exhibition, The “Quiet Circle”: Women and Girls in 19th-Century America, on view until November 19. In 1898, the ex-governor of Ohio, Joseph B. Foraker, contributed to an article … Continue reading

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