Suffragette Ida von Claussen with what appears to be a pistol. No date on photo at LOC but probably early 1900s. Bain News Service. Original medium at LOC: glass negative.
From the New York Times, 10/18/1911, "Mrs. Ida von Claussen was committed to the Bloomingdale State Hospital for the Insane yesterday by Supreme Court Justice McCall on affidavits from doctors in the Bellevue Hospital psycopathic ward declaring that she is suffering from paranoia." "Court Sends Her to Asylum on Hearing She Has an Exaggerated Ego."