Black and white photograph of Bishop Henry B. Whipple and Evangeline Mars Simpson Whipple, 1898.

Bishop Henry B. Whipple and Evangeline Mars Simpson Whipple

Bishop Henry B. Whipple and Evangeline Mars Simpson Whipple, 1898.

Black and white photograph of Rose Cleveland, ca. 1885.

Rose Cleveland

Rose Cleveland, ca. 1885.

Black and white photograph of Evangeline Whipple, ca. 1896.

Evangeline Whipple

Evangeline Whipple, ca. 1896.

Whipple, Evangeline Marrs Simpson (1857–1930)

Evangeline Whipple used her wealth to improve the lives of women, people of color, and the poor. She supported social justice for American Indians in Minnesota, for African Americans in Florida, and for villagers and World War I refugees in Bagni di Lucca, Italy.

Black and white photograph of Lizzie Schafman and Minnesota Gold Star Mothers upon sailing to France, July 1930.

Lizzie Schafman and Minnesota Gold Star Mothers upon sailing to France

Lizzie Schafman and Minnesota Gold Star Mothers upon sailing to France, July 1930. Used with permission of the New Brighton Area Historical Society.

Scan of Lizzie Schafman’s passport, 1930.

Lizzie Schafman’s passport

Lizzie Schafman’s passport, 1930. Used with permission of the New Brighton Area Historical Society.

Black and white photograph of a Gold Star Mothers Club, 1935. Photograph by Benjamin C. Golling.

Gold Star Mothers Club

Gold Star Mothers Club, 1935. Photograph by Benjamin C. Golling.

Gold Star Mothers in Minnesota

During World War I, families began to hang flags in their windows that displayed a gold star for each relative killed in military service. The title “gold star mother” was used unofficially to describe a woman who had lost a child in service until the national organization American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., was established in 1929. Many Minnesota mothers claimed membership, and local Minnesota chapters followed.

Poster titled, "Vote the Straight Farmer-Labor Ticket - Elect Shirley Edelston," c.1940.

"Vote the Straight Farmer-Labor Ticket - Elect Shirley Edelston"

"Vote the Straight Farmer-Labor Ticket - Elect Shirley Edelston," c.1940.

Black and white photograph of the Farmer-Labor party of Hennepin County chooses delegates, 1936.

Farmer-Labor party of Hennepin County chooses delegates

Farmer-Labor party of Hennepin County chooses delegates, 1936.

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