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Seneca Falls in Seneca County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Amelia Bloomer

 
 
Amelia Bloomer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
1. Amelia Bloomer Marker
Inscription.  1818-1894 Wearing her namesake Bloomers, this teacher and feminist edited as well as published the first U.S. women's newspaper, The Lily
 
Erected 1984 by George E. Pataki, Governor.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsWomen.
 
Location. 42° 54.667′ N, 76° 47.751′ W. Marker is in Seneca Falls, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is at the intersection of Cayuga Street (U.S. 20) and Trinity Lane, on the right when traveling north on Cayuga Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca Falls NY 13148, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); Suffrage Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Van Cleef Lake (about 500 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); The Albert Cook Memorial (about 700 feet away); The Flats (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Norman J. Gould
Amelia Bloomer Marker as seen facing north image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
2. Amelia Bloomer Marker as seen facing north
First Presbyterian Church is visible in the background. It was here that Alice Paul introduced the very first Equal Rights Amendment.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); When Anthony Met Stanton (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seneca Falls.
 
Regarding Amelia Bloomer. The Offices of "The Lily" still stand on Fall Street, but there is no marker (as yet) to draw attention. You may notice it if you walk up Fall Street towards the National Park building. It's on the south side of the street, and at least one piece of extant printing machinery is placed in the window.
 
Also see . . .
1. Amelia Bloomer - National Parks Service. (Submitted on May 15, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Amelia Bloomer - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 15, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Amelia Bloomer Marker as seen facing south image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
3. Amelia Bloomer Marker as seen facing south
Amelia Bloomer image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
4. Amelia Bloomer
from A Woman of the Century by Frances Elizabeth Willard & Mary Ashton Rice Livermore, 1893.
The Bloomer Costume image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
5. The Bloomer Costume
by N. Currier, 1851.

"The costume of women should be suited to her wants and necessities. It should conduce at once to her health, comfort, and usefulness; and, while it should not fail also to conduce to her personal adornment, it should make that end of secondary importance." -- Amelia Bloomer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York.   4, 5. submitted on October 25, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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