Geneva, N.Y.: On Wednesday, February 19 at 7 p.m., the Geneva Historical Society will host author Carol Crossed to discuss her book Vintage Tweets: Suffrage Era Postcards. This special program will be held in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Women's Suffrage Amendment (also known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment) and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Susan B. Anthony.
Vintage Tweets chronicles the fight for the 19th Amendment through thought-provoking, often amusing, and sometimes shocking images and short, pithy messages on complex domestic issues—marriage, childbirth, violence—and public and political topics like abolition, temperance and dress reform. Crossed, who is the founder and president of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum in Adams, Massachusetts, used color photos of suffrage postcards from her private collection in the 218-page hardcover book.
Reviewer Sheila O’Connor-Ambrose of Emory University states, “An eye catching story of American history through the exchange of penny postcards, Vintage Tweets reveals how hard-fought and at times bitter were the social struggles that played out among ordinary citizens over women’s suffrage, abolition, prohibition.”
This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information about the program, call the Geneva Historical Society office at 315-789-5151.
The Geneva History Museum is located at 543 South Main Street, Geneva, N.Y. Parking is available on the street or in the lot at Trinity Episcopal Church.