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The historic images shown are included in the exhibition Votes for Women: A Visual History at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, PA. On view through September 27, 2020, the exhibition examines the compelling imagery of the suffrage movement and how the suffragists spread their message through magazines, political cartoons, posters, plays, protests, parades and fashion. Take a virtual tour of this rich visual history marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in the U.S.
As we reflect on the present moment, the portrait shown here from the National Portrait Gallery depicts Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and an iconic advocate for gender equality, who died Friday at her Washington, D.C. home. Read more about her remarkable life and achievements in Smithsonian Magazine.