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Museum Collection Highlights
Seated Man Writing, from the Economical School Series
Black chalk, charcoal, and gray wash on light blue paper
Artist/Maker:Baroness Anne-Marguerite-Henriette Hyde de Neuville
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Circular pin-back button: "ERA/YES"; red, white and blue.
Gift of Norma P. Munn
The ERA or Equal Rights Amendment was introduced amid the Women's Suffrage movement in 1923. After nearly 50 years, Congress passed it in 1971. However, fierce debates about its effectiveness continued, and a group of women banned together to form the "Stop ERA" movement. This button was worn by supporters of the amendment.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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