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    Huge Archive Of Photographs And Documents Assembled By James Alexander Semple Of Famous Women In America. Amazing archive of hundreds of photographs and documents of prominent women in America. It was assembled by James A. Semple, President of Alexander Publishing in Denver, Co. These women were to be part of a book titled "Representative Women of America", c. 1920's. The archive includes a handwritten biography, completed by the women themselves, with many including signed photographs. One prominent figure being Helen Keller, who signed a photograph on the verso and included another note to Semple. Also an Autograph Letter Signed by Katharine Lee Bates, the author of "America the Beautiful", and a signed photograph of Maude Ballington Booth, Salvation Army leader. This list includes actresses, Suffragettes, women involved in politics, education, and so much more. There are four large binders of photographs and documents, and other collateral material, including a note about the book written by Semple himself. Please see the extended description on our website for a continued list of prominent women. Also, see the companion autograph book assembled by Semple in the auction.

    More Information: Harriet C. Adams - Explorer, writer, lecturer
    Ida Bailey Allen - Impresario of Century Opera, Co.
    Mary Anderson - Labor leader / signed photo
    Nancy Astor - First female Member of Parliament
    Edith Atkinson - First female judge in Florida / signed photo
    Gladys Baker - Syndicated columnist / signed photo
    Eda E. Bartholomew - Musician
    Mary M. Bartleme - Illinois judge
    Mabel Batchelder - President Women's Republican Party, Worcester, Ma.
    Amy Marcy Cheney - Composer of music
    Cecilia Beaux - Awarded gold metal from American Academy of Arts and Letters
    Helen Bell - First Colorado nurse in Philippine War / signed photo
    Martha Berry - Founder of Berry College, Rome, Ga. / signed photo
    Amelia Bingham - Actress / signed photo
    Mrs. Charles Summer Bird - One of four women advisors to US Arms conference delegation / signed photo
    Alice Stone Blackwell - Women's rights activist / signed photo
    Elizabeth Blackwell - First woman to practice medicine in America / Carte de Visite photo
    Mrs. Emily Newell Blair - Suffragette and founder of League of Women voters / photo
    Dr. Annie Webb Blanton - Suffragette and first woman in Texas to be elected to a statewide office / photo
    Louise deKoven Bowen - Suffragette and appointed by President Harding as representative of U.S. at Pan American conference of Women / Signed photo
    Mary C. Bradford - First woman delegate to the 1908 Democratic National Convention / photo
    Nell Brinkley - American illustrator and comic artist / Signed photo
    Mrs. Alfred J. Brosseare - President National Society Daughters of the American Revolution / Signed photo
    Mrs. William Jennings Bryan / Photo
    Mrs. Robert J. Burdette - First President of California Federation of Women's Clubs / Signed photo
    Carries Chapman Catt - Suffragette / Signed photo
    Anne Hyde Choate - Girl Scouts and Niece of Julia Ward Howe / Signed photo
    Clara Clemens - Daughter of Mark Twain / Signed photo
    Rebecca Latimer Felton - First woman to serve in Senate / Signed photo
    Agnes Greene Foster - Author / Signed photo
    Katharine Gibbs - Started Gibbs College / Photo
    Virginia Gildersleeve - Dean of Barnard College / Signed photo
    Anna A. Gordon - Social reformer / Signed photo
    Florence J. Harriman - Suffragette / Signed photo
    Mary G. Hay - Reformer and Ziegfeld Girl / Signed photo
    Margaret Howell Davis Hayes ' Daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis / Photo
    Mrs. Herbert Hoover - Wife of President Hoover / Photo
    Adella Prentiss Hughes - Founder of Cleveland Orchestra / Signed photo
    Osa Johnson - Hunter, author and film maker / Signed photo
    Frances P. Keyes - Editor Good Housekeeping magazine / Signed photo
    Katherine Langley - U.S Representative from Kentucky / Signed photo
    Alice Longworth - Daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt / Signed photo
    Annie Nathan Meyer - Anti-Suffragette / Signed photo
    Lucille Foster McMillin - Appointed to Civil Service Commission by President Franklin D. Roosevelt / Signed photo
    Ruth Bryan Owen - Daughter of William Jennings Bryan and also first woman U.S. Ambassador / Signed photo
    Francis Perkins - First woman in Presidents cabinet (FDR) / TLS & Signed photo
    Emily Post - Author of etiquette / Signed photo
    Roth Pratt - First Congresswoman elected from New York / Signed photo
    Corrine Roosevelt Robinson ' Younger sister of President Theodore Roosevelt / Signed photo
    Nellie Taylor Ross - First woman Governor / Signed photo
    Florence R. Sabin - First woman professional at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine / Signed photo
    Doris Stevens - Suffragette / Signed photo
    Carrie Thomas - Suffragette / Signed photo
    Edith Wilson - Wife of President Woodrow Wilson / Signed photo

    The are hundreds more signed photographs and documents of prominent women in the archive. Worthy of further research.


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