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10-12-1918

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Florence Allen speaking to a captive audience at Public Square in Cleveland about the importance of liberty bonds and their value to the war effort. According to an October 13, 1918 Plain Dealer newspaper article, Allen declared "if we women cannot give all we have to stop this carnage and demand such a peace that will end all wars of conquest, selfishness, and despotism, we have no right to call ourselves women."

The following year she would be appointed as the assistant prosecutor of Cuyahoga County and the first women in the United States to hold such an office.

Proud brother, John “Jack” Allen, had this photo featured in his personal World War I Balloon Company scrapbook album.

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Image Courtesy of Florence Allen McNeely

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politics, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

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