There were no Suffragettes here in Maine. By the beginning of 1919, the year the 19th Amendment was approved in Maine, 18 states already had full suffrage (including 4 that had full suffrage before statehood); 12 more states (including Maine) had presidential suffrage. In Maine, as an organized movement, suffrage began in 1848--long before the First World War. The final acceptance was the culmination of a very long struggle with a lot of work being done by both men and women. The particular exhibit that I am working on focuses on suffrage as a genealogical, family affair (concentrating specifically on the Connor family: Selden Connor's introduction to suffrage--and the strategies he taught his daughters--came right out of the Civil War).The 'awareness' the Suffragettes were generating was doing far more harm than good to their cause. ( Which was actually the vote for women like themselves rather than the working class.) It was the effort of women in the war effort that was recognised and placed female suffrage firmly on the agenda. In any case female suffrage had already been achieved in Australia and New Zealand without the violence or class distinctions that characterised the WSPU, who would have done better to model their campaigns on those countrys instead of resorting to violence.