Amelia Bloomer

(1818 - 1894)

In 1849, while living in Seneca Falls, New York, Amelia Bloomer began publishing The Lily, a newspaper devoted to suffrage, education, and temperance. After several years spent as a leading public figure of the women’s dress-reform movement, Bloomer moved with her husband to Mount Vernon, Ohio, and then to Council Bluffs, Iowa, where she stopped wearing the short dress and trousers. 

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