Portal: Dovie Horvitz Collection: A new online collection of photographs of women’s everyday possessions in the 19th and early 20th centuries – online!

Suffrage Postcard from the Dovie Horvitz CollectionA new online collection with materials amassed by Dovie Horvitz (Illinois) (Web)

  • The printed matter includes women’s magazines, Sunday supplement illustrations, sheet music about women, suffrage postcards, World War I and II posters, photographs of teen parties, and pamphlets about sex, health, and menstruation.
  • Objects in the collection include clothing, accessories such as shoes and boots, hats, gloves or purses, menstrual and other health products; cosmetic and grooming kits etc.

The fully searchable and browsable online collection homepage is here. An article about the collection is here.

Source: H-Women daily digest, posted by Phyllis Holman Weisbard, Women’s Studies Librarian Emerita, University of Wisconsin