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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

Artist
Napoleon Sarony, 9 Mar 1821 - 9 Nov 1896
Sitter
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 12 Nov 1815 - 26 Oct 1902
Susan Brownell Anthony, 15 Feb 1820 - 13 Mar 1906
Date
c. 1870
Type
Photograph
Medium
Albumen silver print
Dimensions
Image: 13.5 × 9.8 cm (5 5/16 × 3 7/8")
Mount (Verified): 15.2 x 10.6cm (6 x 4 3/16")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number
S/NPG.77.48
Exhibition Label
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were two of America's most important leaders in the initial quest for women's rights in the nineteenth century. Both women had been active in other aspects of antebellum reform (including the antislavery and temperance movements) before meeting in 1851. The meeting confirmed their own views that the "maleness" of the nation's laws needed to be challenged and intensified their determination to build a mass movement for women's rights. Although they did not live to see the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the vote, Stanton and Anthony built the foundation for women's suffrage in the twentieth century.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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Exhibition
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
On View
NPG, South Gallery 125