100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment #Malden

100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment,  passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920.  As a widow, Malden resident and former mill girl Harriet Robinson rented out rooms to support herself, her three daughters and her aged mother. She became increasingly active in the women’s suffrage movement. Harriet and her daughter Harriet Lucy Robinson Shattuck organized the National Woman Suffrage Association of Massachusetts and Harriet made the opening address at their 1881 Boston Convention Image: Suffragette Coat and Skirt Set (early 20th Century), owned by Jenny Poole James and donated by Susan Amerige James Clark. Coat and skirt set were worn to suffragette events. Clothing made in Malden tailor Hyman Broos of 92 Pleasant Street. From the Malden Historical Society Collection.