Women’s Commercial Club of Seattle Lantern Slides, circa 1914 PDF
- Women's Commercial Club of Seattle
- Women’s Commercial Club of Seattle Lantern Slides
- circa 1914 (inclusive)19141914
- 2 boxes, (26 lantern slides)
- Collection Number
- Lantern slides related to the Women’s Commercial Club of Seattle.
- Museum of History & Industry, Sophie Frye Bass Library
Sophie Frye Bass Library
Museum of History & Industry
P.O. Box 80816
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open to the public by appointment.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The Women’s Commercial Club of Seattle, founded in 1910, was an organization of Seattle women in business and professions. In 1914, an article about the club in Collier’s reported a membership of over 100 women, including “an architect, a dentist, a surgeon, an editor, several printers, a florist, and the proprietor of a livery barn.” Club activities appear to have included both social functions and business-related meetings and tours.
As of the Collier’s article’s printing, the Club was led by Zamora Criswell Cauffman (president) and Mrs. Jesse Monroe Lightfoot (secretary). Cauffman owned the Cauffman Company Factory Hair Store, and Lightfoot worked as a clerk and secretary at Pacific Telephone and Telegraph and Stuff Printing Concern, Ltd. Shortly thereafter, Mrs. E.M. Rhodes, Mrs. Leone S. Vanasse, and Mrs. Louisa Lepper took over as president, secretary, and treasurer. Lepper was the director of Lepper’s School of Physical Education. In 1915, Mrs. Inez Z. Morgan served as Club secretary. The Women’s Commercial Club disappears from the Seattle City Directory listings after 1915.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Lantern slides depicting meetings, activities, and members of the Women’s Commercial Club of Seattle. Contains a number of portraits of women in the club leadership, especially Zamora Criswell Cauffman and Jesse Monroe Lightfoot. Also includes two reproductions of political cartoons and one reproduction of an article about the club.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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Women’s Commercial Club of Seattle Lantern Slides, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
|1||2007.30.4: Reproduction of Collier’s article about WCCS||1914 January|
|1||2007.30.5-6: Portraits of women||circa 1914|
|1||2007.30.7: Ida Weaver||circa 1914|
|1||2007.30.8: Emma Rhodes||circa 1914|
|1||2007.30.9: Josephine Johnson||circa 1914|
|1||2007.30.10: Zamora Criswell Cauffman||circa 1914|
|1||2007.30.11: WCCS business session||circa 1914|
|1||2007.30.12: WCCS members seated at
|1||2007.30.13: Cauffman addressing
Caption “Great rejoicing over the Ad Club invitation”
|1||2007.30.14: Cauffman and Jesse Monroe
Caption “West Virginians to the fore in the Far West”
|1||2007.30.15: Two WCCS members going to a club picnic||circa 1914|
|1||2007.30.16: WCCS picnic||circa 1914|
|2||2007.30.17: Group photograph in large dining room||circa 1914|
|2||2007.30.18: Group photograph in large dining
Caption "Luncheon last Tuesday for Portola Girls. Given by Women's Commercial Club"
|2||2007.30.19: WCCS group
Caption “The secretary reading the invitation from the Ad Club to this Luncheon”
|2||2007.30.20: WCCS group walking
Caption “On our way to the automobiles”
Club members in 4 cars in Volunteer
Caption “Loaded up and ready to start”
|2||2007.30.22: WCCS group in a
Caption “Manufacturer of Beds”
|2||2007.30.23: Group of women, men, and children
having tea in a barn
|2||2007.30.24: WCCS group outside “Wilbur’s” store||circa 1914|
|2||2007.30.25: Group photograph in large dining room||circa 1914|
WCCS group wearing
Caption “The Women’s Commercial Club in their Initiation Robes”
|2||2007.30.27: Lightfoot and Cauffman
|2||2007.30.28: Reproduction of cartoon related to Ad Club and its President Blethen||circa 1914|
|2||2007.30.29: Reproduction of cartoon of Cauffman and two others||circa 1914|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Women--Societies and Clubs--Washington (State)
- Personal Names :
- Cauffman, Zamora Criswell
- Corporate Names :
- Women’s Commercial Club of Seattle
- Geographical Names :
- Seattle (Wash.)
- Form or Genre Terms :
- Lantern Slides