George Francis Train was an influential businessman and writer who supported women's suffrage. In October 1867, Train, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony gave lectures in support of women's suffrage in several cities in Kansas. Afterwards, they began a cross country lecture tour.
Questions for Illustrations 1 & 2
1. Who were the speakers at the lecture advertised in Illustration 1? What topics other than women's suffrage were addressed at the lecture? What was the purpose of the tour?
2. According to Illustration 2, what type of concert will Mr. Gottschalk be presenting? Why might a program like his be held in Washburn Hall?
3. How do these advertisements represent the diversity of activities held at Mechanics Hall? How do they differ from advertisements for concerts or lectures you might see today?
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