Co-Operative Dress Association Stock Certificate Signed by Kate Field as President 1881
[NY] Co-Operative Dress Association signed by Kate Field as President, July 1881. New York State Arms vignette.
Kate Field, born Mary Katherine Keemle Field (1838 – 1896) was one of the first American celebrity journalists. A literary and cultural sensation, she wrote for several prestigious newspapers, such as the Boston Post, Chicago Tribune, and New York Herald. She was an intelligent and independent woman, an outspoken advocate for the rights of black Americans and founders of the first woman’s club in America. In 1882-83 she headed a Cooperative Dress Association in New York, which achieved a conspicuous failure.