Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Seated, and Susan B. Anthony, Standing

ca. 1880 - 1902

Elizabeth Cady Stanton helped lead the early suffrage movement and authored the 1848 Declaration of Sentiments, introduced at one of the first female-organized women’s rights conventions in Seneca Falls, New York. 

Stanton and her colleague, Susan B. Anthony, were more than advocates for votes for women – they sought a wholesale social revolution. With roots firmly planted in the temperance and abolition movements, both Stanton and Anthony pushed women’s rights in a more radical, political direction. Their controversial women’s rights newspaper, The Revolution (1868–1872), explicitly promoted a woman’s right to vote, divorce, own property, organize, and to voluntary motherhood.

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C., Reproduction Number LC-USZ61-791