Now available . . . New Book by Sandra Weber (McFarland Pub.)
A History of Adelaide Johnson’s Portrait Monument to Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony at the United States Capitol
Relegated to the Crypt of the Capitol building for 76 years, the Portrait Monument has stood in the Rotunda since 1997. Often referred to as the Suffrage Statue, it memorializes pioneering feminists Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and is the sole sculptural representation of women in the Rotunda.
From its conception by sculptor Adelaide Johnson as three separate busts to its laborious execution and celebrated placement in the Rotunda, the seven ton sculpture 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.
softcover (7 x 10), photos, notes, bibliography, index
ISBN 978-1-4766-6346-3 Ebook ISBN 978-1-4766-2422-8 2016
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
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Author Sandra Weber
Sandra Weber is an author, independent scholar, lecturer, and storyteller who enjoys exploring and writing regional history and women’s history. She lives in Elizabethtown, New York.
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A Monument to Woman
This lively program of photos, prose, and portrayals explores the Portrait Monument. Author Sandra Weber delivers dramatic narratives of Mott, Stanton, Anthony, Johnson, and other women as she illustrates the artistry and history of the Portrait Monument---from the top of the mysterious fourth figure to the bottom of the new base, from the exquisite Carrara marble to the strange unfinished marks, and from Abigail Adams to Sojourner Truth to Alice Paul to Olympia Snowe.
Even in marble, women will not be silenced; they speak and question and step forward. The voices and spirit of the woman’s movement come alive in "A Monument to Woman."