Item Coll0839_01 - Coronation of Womanhood poster

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Coll0839_01

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Coronation of Womanhood poster

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  • 1884 (Creation)

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lithograph; political posters; image/tiff; 28 x 42 in.

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The poster, entitled “Coronation of Womanhood,” was commissioned by Abigail Scott Duniway in 1884 to honor supporters of the equal suffrage movement. It is printed from a photo crayon lithograph engraving by Kurz & Allison’s Art Studio. At the front center of the image, the goddess of Liberty is crowning a kneeling female figure representing womanhood. Below them is a banner reading, “Coronation of Womanhood.” Arranged in a half-circle above Liberty and Womanhood at the top of the poster are the portraits of Edward Dickinson Baker, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and James A. Garfield. Flanking either side of the image is a dais draped in bunting featuring the state crests of New York, California, Oregon, Nebraska, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia. Seated at the dais are 17 women of the suffrage movement: Martha C. Wright, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Frances Wright, Lucretia Coffin Mott, Elizabeth Boynton Harbert, Susan B. Anthony, Abigail Scott Duniway, Dr. Clemence S. Lozier, Helen M. Gouger, Sarah L. Knox Goodrich, Mary Ashton Rice Livermore, Mary J. Collins, Julia Ward Howe, Lillie Devereux Black, Matilda Jocelyn Gage, and Ernestine L. Rose. Below the dais, there is an audience of 275 additional men recognized as supporters of women’s enfranchisement. The men depicted in the scene include Matthew Deady, Stephen F. Chadwick, Rockey Preston Earhart, Joseph N. Dolph, Melvin Clark George, Samuel Royal Thurston, George Himes, and William S. Ladd. A full listing of the depicted individuals is accessible via the identification key. The inscription at the bottom of the poster reads, “Respectfully dedicated to the loyal subjects of liberty who paved the way to woman’s enfranchisement in the Pacific Northwest, United States of America, anno domini one thousand eight hundred eighty three.” See the accompanying identification key for a full list of figures represented in the poster.

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No Copyright - United States: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/

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  • eng

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Coronation of Womanhood posters, 1884-1885; Coll 839

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07b5b7ab-61dc-4a15-85dd-2da447032c70-Coll0839_01.jpg

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31.5 MiB

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