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Name Heidel, Edith Ogden, b. 1871
Othernames Edith Hope Ogden
Born 1871
Birthplace Minnesota
Places of residence Washington, DC
Minnesota
Santa Monica, CA (1912)
Notes Edith Ogden Heidel was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1871. She studied at the Art Students League under Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907). Heidel designed a bronze tablet for the steamship St. Paul, for which she won an important prize. The sculptor was very active in Washington DC during the years 1898 through 1935, where she was the first woman instructor of modeling at the Corcoran School of Art from 1901-1902. On March 2, 1922, Heidel gifted the sculpture "The Thinking Woman" to the National Woman's Party headquarters for their art gallery dedicated to the modern woman. Part of her inspiration for the sculpture comes from Rodin's sculpture "Le Penseur." (See "Woman Starts Legacy of Art for the Future Washington, Gallery Will Symbolize Her Contribution To Civilization," in The Evening Independent newspaper, April 3, 1923, page 8. Note: article is accompanied by a photographic image of Alice Paul sitting beside "The Thinking Woman," and an inset image of the artist. As of 9/23/2009 the article can be accessed online: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=950&dat=19230403&id=4MYLAAAAIBAJ&sjid=w1QDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2792,1799302)

Photo credit and source: The Library of Congress, Title: Mrs. Edith Ogden Heidel, 3/2/22, Call number: LC-F82- 7266 [P&P], Restrictions: No known restrictions on publication, Medium: 1 glass negative; 8 x 6 in.
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Associated Records

Image of National Woman's Party Scrapbook Collection - 1944.001.002

National Woman's Party Scrapbook Collection - 1944.001.002

The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs, pamphlets, and ephemera related to the National Woman's Party between 1929 and 1938. The scrapbook has a front cover of faux green leather with Scrap Book in the center rectangle surrounded by an ornamental border and a plain faux leather back. The scrapbook is bound by a string. Numerous pages are not bound and there are loose items.

Image of National Woman's Party Scrapbook Collection - 1944.001.003

National Woman's Party Scrapbook Collection - 1944.001.003

The scrapbook contains portrait photographs and biographical information on members of the National Woman's Party as well as group photos, newspaper clippings, and ephemera. The scrapbook has a front cover of faux beige leather with "Scrap Book" in the center rectangle surrounded by an ornamental border and a plain faux leather back. The scrapbook is bound by a string. Numerous pages are not bound and there are loose items.

Image of National Woman's Party Fine Art Collection - 1922.002

National Woman's Party Fine Art Collection - 1922.002

White painted plaster sculpture called "The Thinking Woman" by Edith Ogden Heidel (b. 1871). The sculpture is of a seated woman in a long robe resting her head on her left hand and holding a document in her right hand. [See "People, Classification, Subjects, Search Terms" below for biographical information on the artist.]

Image of National Woman's Party Photograph Collection - 1910.001.272

National Woman's Party Photograph Collection - 1910.001.272

Sculpture of a women with layered clothing, by Edith Ogden Heidel.

Image of National Woman's Party Photograph Collection - 1910.001.273

National Woman's Party Photograph Collection - 1910.001.273

Sculpture by Edith Ogden Heidel. Group of five women, some standing, others sitting on steps in from of a recessed doorway.

Image of National Woman's Party Photograph Collection - 1910.001.274.01

National Woman's Party Photograph Collection - 1910.001.274.01

Edith Ogden Heidel next to a scuplture of a woman sitting in the "Thinker" position. Attached to back, "Mrs. Edith Ogden Hidel, sculptress, with her statue, "Woman Thinking" which she has just presented to the National Woman's Party," the first gift to the projected Woman's Gallery of Art planned for the new Headquarters."

Image of National Woman's Party Photograph Collection - 1910.001.274.02

National Woman's Party Photograph Collection - 1910.001.274.02

Edith Ogden Heidel next to a scuplture of a woman sitting in the "thinker" position. Attached to back, "Mrs. Edith Ogden Hidel, sculptress, with her statue, "Woman Thinking" which she has just presented to the National Woman's Party," the first gift to the projected Woman's Gallery of Art planned for the new Headquarters."