Archival Collection

National Portrait Gallery: Women’s Suffrage

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Era: Suffrage Era | Media: Curated Photos/Ephemera

The Women’s Suffrage National Portrait Gallery showcases 13 portraits —including drawings, paintings, and photographs— of important leaders of the suffrage movement. These include well-known figures, such as Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) at the time of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who helped organize the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, the founding moment of the movement for women’s suffrage. Each record provides an image of the portrait (including a link to download a savable version of the image), a short description of the figure profiled, as well as more information on the location and details of the original artwork.

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