Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence – A New Exhibit Tells the True Story

As we move toward 2020 and a presidential election, what better time to look back at the fight it took for women to gain the right to vote — and how sectors of the American female population were overlooked, despite their contributions to the struggle. The show is structured by chronology and themes:

  • Radical Women: 1832-1869
  • Women Activists: 1870-1892
  • The New Woman: 1893-1912
  • Compelling Tactics: 1913-1916
  • Militancy in the American Suffragist Movement 1917-1919
  • The Nineteenth Amendment and Its Legacy

Read the full story at Next Tribe.

The Awakening
Sitter: (Non-Portrait)
Artist: Henry Mayer
February 20, 1915
Cornell UniversityThe PJ Mode Collection of Persuasive Cartography

Ida B. Wells-Barnett|
Artist: Sallie E. Garrity
Albumen silver print
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Burns, Miss Lucy, of C.U.W.S. in Jail
Sitter: Lucy Burns
Artist: Harris & Ewing Studio
Gelatin silver  print
National Woman’s Party, Washington, DC

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