On the Road: Sadie Crockin

Posted on January 5, 2011 by

Alas, Sadie Crockin has left the building! But never fear, you can still catch Vote! The Life and Times of Sadie Jacobs Crockin at the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center! Below are some of the objects exhibited at the JMM that were not sent along with the exhibit! Take a look and then head on over to the corner of Lexington and Liberty to learn all about SJC!

Equal Suffrage League plaque, 1910s. Courtesy of the League of Women Voters of Baltimore.

The Equal Suffrage League was one of the two major suffrage organizations in Maryland during the decade prior to passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. It went out of existence in 1920 as women turned their attention to forming the League of Women Voters.

 

Fluted presentation vase, 1931. Courtesy of Arthur C. and Sally T. Grant, L2010.14.24.

The Baltimore chapter of the League of Women Voters presented this vase to Sadie Crockin upon completion of her eleventh year as president.

League of Women Voters Scrapbook, 1922-1945, courtesy of the League of Women Voters of Baltimore.

Modest in appearance but diverse in scope, the materials in this scrapbook document the wide-ranging programs of the Baltimore League of Women Voters during its first two decades.

Notebook, c.1915, courtesy of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Baltimore Chapter.

Sadie Crockin used this datebook to draft speeches and meeting agendas, account for pledges and donations, and keep track of committee lists during her presidency of Hadassah, Baltimore Chapter.

Silver presentation bowl, 1930, courtesy of Arthur C. and Sally T. Grant, L2010.14.24.

The League of Women Votes presented this bowl to Sadie Crockin at the end of her service as president.

Report on the American Jewish Congress, 1918, courtesy of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Baltimore Chapter.

These pages are Sadie Crockin’s notes for an oral report on the first American Jewish Congress, which she attended as one of five delegates elected from Baltimore. Crockin’s report vividly describes the diversity of the delegates and the historic proceedings, which aimed to secure “full rights” for Jews around the world, including in Palestine.

Silver Vase, 1903, courtesy of Arthur C. and Sally T. Grant, L2010.14.24.

Emil Crockin gave this vase in the Baltimore repousse style to Sadie when they were married.

Testimonial book, 1956, courtesy of Arthur C. and Sally T. Grant, L2010.14.24.

Commemorating a luncheon held in Sadie Crockin’s honor at Baltimore’s Park Plaza Hotel, this volume contains inscribed autographs and verses, telegrams, cards, notes, and newspaper clippings. Among those who contributed to the book are Lavinia Engle, Bertha Szold Levin, Rabbi Israel Goldman, Esther Lazarus, Hilda Blaustein, Gertrude Saxon, Rosa Kolker, Anne and Able Wolman, and Rachel Skutch.

Gold medallion, 1898, courtesy of Arthur C. and Sally T. Grant, L2010.14.24.

Sadie Jacobs won this medallion for “Best Address” at her graduation from Randolph Macon Women’s College.

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