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April 1, 1998 – August 31, 1999
8th and F Streets, NW
Location: 1st Floor
Held on July 19th and 20th in the year 1848, the Seneca Falls Convention was the first organized demand for women's rights and suffrage. National victory would not come until seventy-two years later, in 1920. The National Portrait Gallery's permanent collection contains images of several of the people involved in the Seneca Falls Convention.