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Margaret Gorman, Miss America, age 16,1921  

Hat by Madame Alphonsine, Les Modes, 1911

Dress for the races designed by Gustav Beer, Les Modes, 1911

Outfit by Jeanne Lanvin, Les Modes, 1911

Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Morse with their sheepdogs, Dame Dorris and Endcliffe Majestic in 1908

Mary Pickford buying the first sheet of equal rights seals, 1938


On Wednesday, February 15th, the 119th anniversary of the birth of Susan
B. Anthony will be celebrated by the National Woman’s Party and other
organizations which favor the passage of the Equal Rights bill now
pending before Congress. Among the militant women of America who believe
that measure should pass, for the weal of the Commonwealth, is Mary
Pickford who, after achieving fame and fortune as a popular idol on the
screen, is devoting her time now to constructive work that has to do
with human progress and betterment. “America’s sweetheart” is shown here
with a sheet of Equal Rights seals which, as a member of the National
Woman’s Party, she has just purchased so that the crusade to “balance
the Constitution” may be carried on with vigor and effectiveness.

The seals showed Liberty holding a scale with a man and woman equally balanced and the caption "Equal status for men and women will balance our Constitution". The seals were meant to raise money for the National Woman’s Party, but the seal campaign was abandoned less than a year later after dismal sales made it nonviable.

Lewis Powell (alias Payne), aged 21, manacled in

lily irons

aboard the USS Saugus following his attempt to assassinate William H. Seward, Secretary of State. Powell was in league with John Wilkes Booth, whose attempt to assassinate President Lincoln the same night was more successful. This shot of Powell is one of a series taken by civil war photographer

Alexander Gardner in 1865.

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