Center for Women's History
Women’s history is American history. Bring it into your classroom with our new curriculum!
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Amelia Jenks Bloomer, 1850s. Daguerreotype. Property of the Seneca Falls Historical Society.
Amelia Jenks Bloomer
A white resident of Seneca Falls, Bloomer attended part of the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention and worked for temperance reform. She supported, but did not originate, the short-dress-over-pantaloons outfit that came to be known as bloomers.