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In the Eye of the Beholder: Looking at Women’s Portrayal in Portraiture During the Suffrage Movement

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Language Arts And English +2 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults

This collection uses portraits from the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition, Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence. These resources are intended to facilitate classroom discussion about how women were portrayed through art during the suffragist movement. Participants are encouraged to think about who creates portraits, what motivations may exist in their creation, how the portraits were used within the movement, and their potential impact, intended or not, on the suffragists' cause. 

At Last

Charles H. Sykes


Charles Dana Gibson (1967-1944)

A Squelcher for Woman Suffrage

Charles Jay Taylor (1855-1929)

Out in the Cold

Grant E. Hamilton (1862-1926)

Scribner's for June

Charles Dana Gibson

The New Woman

Edward Lamson Henry

Training for the Draft

Nina E. Allender

Votes for Women

P.J. Monahan

Activity Guide

Christy Ting

Woman Suffrage

National Portrait Gallery