Sketch: Grace Espy Patton, Professor of English, Agricultural College (1896)

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Title

Sketch: Grace Espy Patton, Professor of English, Agricultural College (1896)

Subject

Grace Espy Patton

Description

A sketched portrait of Grace Espy Patton, whom some believe was the first LGBTQ+ student and faculty member of what is today Colorado State University. The drawing appeared across the nation as part of a syndicated newspaper story on Patton and other Colorado women entering elected office. Note Patton's style of dress in the image. While it was not necessarily an unusual style for women of the West at this time, many readers back east would have found her appearance to have violated gender norms about appropriate dress.

Source

Newspapers.com

Publisher

"Women of Colorado," Cromwell's Kansas Mirror, June 20, 1896, pp. 3.

Date

June 20, 1896

Contributor

Thomas R. Dunn (researcher)

Rights

Public domain -- published before 1926

Format

JPEG, PDF

Language

English

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Original Format

Newspaper

Files

20 Jun 1896, 3 - Cromwell's Kansas Mirror at Newspapers.com copy.jpg

Citation

“Sketch: Grace Espy Patton, Professor of English, Agricultural College (1896),” Northern Colorado Queer Memory Project, accessed May 17, 2022, https://nocoqueermemory.omeka.net/items/show/120.