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Exhibit Theme

Claiming the Right to Vote

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"The Woman Who Dared"...
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"The Woman Who Dared" cover illustration by Thomas Wust (of Susan B. Anthony) for The Daily Graphic, June 5, 1873

This satirical portrait of Susan B. Anthony reveals fears about changing gender roles: she wears Uncle Sam’s hat, men do the childcare, and women rally for their rights.

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress