Item: Martha Carey Thomas

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Record Number: 7242
Box Number: 208
Reproduction restrictions: Unknown
Depicts: Thomas, Martha Carey
Address: USA
Date of Original: 1922
Original Format: Photograph › Black and white
Dimensions: Dimensions of image, 12.7 by 17.7 cm
Inscription text: Watch Your Credit
International Newsreel Photo
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt put first among American women
Mrs. Rudolph Blankenberg, widow of the late mayor of Philadelphia, was asked by the National League of Women Voters to list candidates for positions on the roster of American women most thought of in the country.  A Chilean delegate to the Pan American Conference requested that the list be compiled.  Selecting twelve living American women about whom articles could be written for Chilean newspapers. 
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt was considered by Mrs. Blankenberg to be the first on the roster.  The women nominated are prominent national figures, and are well known in their respective lives of endeavor. 
This series of photographs will introduce the women placed on the list, as America’s greatest women.
Inscription location: Bottom
Image description: Photograph depicts portrait of Martha Carey Thomas. Thomas, an educator and linguist, was the second President of Bryn Mawr College.