Minute Women of the USA Suzanne Silvercruys Hand Written Letter Mueller COA
“Minute Women of the USA” Suzanne Silvercruys Hand Written Letter Dated 1966. This item is authenticated By Todd Mueller Autographs and comes with their certificate of authenticity. Baroness Suzanne Silvercruys (married names Suzanne Farnam, Suzanne Stevenson ; May 29, 1898 – March 31, 1973) was a Belgian-American sculptor and political activist, founder and first president of the. Minute Women of the U. Suzanne Silvercruys was born in. Belgium, where her father, Baron Frantz (François) Silvercruys, was a Conseiller (justice) and later president of the. The family came to the United States in 1915 in flight from. She became a US citizen in 1922. , was a poet and professor of French and later the Belgian ambassador to Canada and then for many years to the United States. In 1917, she was one of 1,500 people present at a dinner in. Where Secretary of War. Was to speak; when he failed to appear, she was invited to speak instead and described the. By the invading Germans. She subsequently toured the US and Canada as “the little Belgian girl”, publicizing the Belgians’ plight and raising a million dollars for relief to them She received honors from the King and Queen of Belgium, including the. Order of the Crown. She was also awarded the British. And was an officer of the French Academy. Silvercruys originally hoped for a career as a musician; she became interested in sculpture when she was ill with. And a friend gave her some modeling clay; she sculpted her dog’s head. She graduated from the. Yale School of Fine Arts. And worked as a sculptor, mainly producing portraits of famous people; she also painted portraits. She had a one-person sculpture show in New York in 1930. She also lectured on sculpture, often sculpting one or more members of the audience, and taught the first college class in sculpture at. She represented Belgium as a sculptor in the. She was awarded an honorary. Doctorate of Humane Letters. And, in 1966, an. Where her papers are preserved. She lived for many years in. Where she was living when she died in. While on a lecture tour. Silvercruys was again active on behalf of Belgian relief. After the war she became a prominent. She was one of the organizers of the. League of Connecticut and was the founder and president of Minute Women of the U. She left that position in 1952 to co-found the Constitution Party, but soon in turn left the party, disenchanted with her treatment as a foreign-born Catholic and believing it harbored anti-Semites. Her political feminism prefigured that of. She sought to mobilize conservative women in defence of traditional American values, was much influenced by. And treasured a letter from Senator. Which was shown to hesitant Minute Women recruits. She assisted in placing a candidate on the Connecticut delegation to the. In 1950, and twice sought a place in. Herself: as a candidate for the Republican nomination in the. 1946 election for the House of Representatives. And as an independent right-wing Republican candidate against incumbent Republican. 1956 election for the Senate. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “historicsellsmemorabilia” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.