This site explores the artistry and history of the Portrait Monument (Woman Suffrage Statue) which now resides in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Please use the Contact Form to send news, information, and comments.
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From its conception by sculptor Adelaide Johnson as three separate busts to its laborious execution and celebrated placement in the Rotunda, the Portrait Monument has provoked frustration, jubilation and hullabaloo. Drawing on diaries, letters, newspapers and historic photos, this first-ever history of the monument explores the controversy, myths and artistry behind this neoclassical yet unconventional work of art.
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