Alice Paul Mirror Compact
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 2 3/4 inches diameter
- Stainless steel and resin
Tucked into a make-up kit, handbag or one of our zippered pouches, a compact is a convenient thing to have on hand. A thoughtful gift for a strong woman, or a delightful addition to your own purse, this exclusive hinged compact with important American activist Alice Paul on the lid has a regular mirror on one side and a magnifying mirror on the other.
In 1915, American women were pushing for equal rights, particularly the right to vote in national elections. They lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the Constitution. Finally, Congress passed on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment, which guarantees all American women the right to vote. The Nineteenth Amendment Joint Resolution of Congress and many other records related to women’s equal rights are preserved and protected in the National Archives.