Bloomer, Amelia Jenks – Women’s Suffrage


The Amelia Jenks Bloomer mug is part of a biographical series profiling Women’s Suffrage and includes an image of Amelia Jenks Bloomer and a short biography.

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Amelia Jenks Bloomer was a suffragist and social activist. In 1848, she attended the Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y. and the next year founded a newspaper, The Lily, dedicated solely to women.  In 1851, she introduced Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Susan B. Anthony, setting in motion a long partnership between the two women. Bloomer recognized the health hazards of restrictive dresses and advocated for a new style of dress style.  The “Bloomer” was a short dress with pantaloons.  During the Civil War, she started the Soldier’s Aid Society of Council Bluffs to help Union soldiers.


In the United States, women did not have the right to vote until the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.  It states The right of citizens of the U.S. to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the U.S. or by any State on account of sex.  Women’s suffrage emerged from the broader women’s rights movement of the 1840s, and two competing organizations, one led by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and another led by Lucy Stone.  In 1890, they merged becoming the National American Woman Suffrage Association led by Susan B. Anthony.

This Amelia Jenks Bloomer History Mug is part of our Women’s History Biographical Series which includes many unique individuals.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

  • Mugs are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
  • Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.

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