Bust of Elizabeth Cady Stanton by Adelaide Johnson

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This marble bust of early woman’s rights leader and writer of the Declaration of Sentiments Elizabeth Cady Stanton was sculpted by Adelaide Johnson, a feminist and artist known as the “sculptress of the Woman’s Rights Movement.” Johnson’s most famous work is the portrait monument to Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony that sits in the Capitol Rotunda. This bust is very similar to the one in the Capitol and may have been a study for the Capitol bust or the bust Johnson exhibited at the Court of Honor of the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exhibition in 1893, on which the Capitol bust was based. It has been dated to between 1890 and 1920.
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Elizabeth Johnson Cristal
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Political and Military History: Political History, Womens History/Reform Movements Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Woman Suffrage
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Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
Johnson, Adelaide
Johnson, Adelaide
History, Women's Suffrage
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marble (overall material)
overall approximately: 21 in x 21 in x 14 in; 53.34 cm x 53.34 cm x 35.56 cm
National Museum of American History
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