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American social reformer and women’s rights advocate, born 27 May 1818 at Homer, NY. Her name is remembered especially because of her work for more sensible dress for women and her recommendation of a costume that had been introduced about 1849 by Elizabeth Smith Miller, but came to be known as the Bloomer Costume or bloomers. Amelia Bloomer died at Council Bluffs, IA, 30 December 1894.

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