Ruth Bader Ginsburg Compact Mirror
- 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 Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the lid has a regular mirror on one side and a magnifying mirror on the other.
To become the first female Jewish Supreme Court Justice, the unsinkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome countless injustices. Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and '40s, Ginsburg was discouraged from working by her father, who thought a woman's place was in the home. Regardless, she went to Cornell University, where men outnumbered women four to one. There, she met her husband, Martin Ginsburg, and found her calling as a lawyer. Despite discrimination against Jews, females, and working mothers, Ginsburg went on to become Columbia Law School's first tenured female professor, a judge for the US Court of Appeals, and finally, a Supreme Court Justice.