"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth." -- John Singer Sargent

Friday, September 29, 2017

Lucia Voorhees Grimes

This portrait of Lucia Voorhees Grimes and her daughter Emily by Betsy Graves Reneau hangs in the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument.
"Suffragist, leader of the Michigan Branch of the National Woman's Party, and candidate for the Michigan legislature in 1924." -- Bentley Library.
"Founding Member of NWP, Created the NWP Congressional Card Index" -- NWP
Emily Georgene Grimes (1909-1971) married Kenneth Elvin Koppitz in 1940. 

A photo of 6-year-old Emily Grimes supporting women's suffrage in Washington, DC, appeared in The Evening Star on November 30, 1915 along with the headline "Youngest Pleader for Right to Vote." The article notes that "Emily's mother, Mrs. Lucia Grimes is traveling with her. She works for suffrage too."  This version of the photo is in the Bentley Library.

Miss Emily Grimes, Dec. 13, 1915

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