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Petition from the female citizens of Pennsylvania, ca. 1838
25th Congress, Records of the United State House of Representatives, National Archives

Belva Lockwood campaign ribbon, 1886
The Dobkin Family Collection of Feminism

State Presidents and Officers of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1892
Bryn Mawr College Special Collections

Bookkeepers and stenographers marching in New York City, 1911
New-York Historical Society Library

Amalgamated Clothing Workers Strike, 1915 Courtesy of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives/B’nai B’rith

Headquarters for Colored Women Voters, attributed as Georgia, ca. 1920
Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library

“Forgotten women,” unemployed and single, in job demand parade, World-Telegram staff photo, 1933
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs

Women activists with signs for registration, 1956
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Frances Albrier Collection. © Cox Studio

Bob Adelman
Young African American women at the March on Washington, 1963
Courtesy of the Bob Adelman Estate

Eugene Gordon
Women Strike for Peace and Equality, 1970
New-York Historical Society Library

Bettye Lane
Christopher Street, 1978
Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
Photo courtesy of Bettye Lane Estate

Bettye Lane
Bella Abzug at women’s march, 1980
Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
Photo courtesy of Bettye Lane Estate

Take Back the Night, 1995
Barnard Archives and Special Collections

Lori Steinberg
Pussyhat worn at Women’s March on Washington, 2017
Wool
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Lori Steinberg, 2019.67.1
 

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