This is an original 1889 halftone print of the various churches to which the Willard family belonged: the Congregational Church at Churchville, New York; the Old M. E. Church at Evanston, Illinois; the New M. E. Church at Evanston, Illinois; the Old Stone Church at Ogden, New York built on 1832; and the first M. E. Church at Janesville, Wisconsin. Mrs. Frances Willard was born in Churchville, near Rochester in New York, and spent most of her childhood in the city of Janesville, Wisconsin. At the age of 18, she moved to Evanston, Illinois. Willard's family converted from Congregationalists to Methodists, a Protestant denomination emphasizing on social justice and service to the world.
Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard was an influential women's suffragist and American Educator. In 1879, Willard was the president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union also known as WCTU. She also fought for women's suffrage throughout Illinois.
This 122+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is some light blemishing throughout.
Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 7.75 inches; 14 x 20 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: Riga Congregational Church, architecture, buildings, US history, voting rights, temperance reformer, historic, structures