All Equal Ornament
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Solid brass, electroplated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print
- 1 3/4 X 4 1/4 inches
The July 1915 cover of Life magazine is elegantly depicted on this striking brass ornament. A lovely commemoration of the triumph of the women’s suffrage movement and featuring an image from over 100 years ago, this ornament makes a great gift.
With the ghost of a Founding Father standing by, an American woman retouches the Declaration of Independence by editing the famous line to read: “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men and women are created equal.”
Paul Stahr’s Life magazine cover illustration from July 1915 portrays the radical changes that were taking place in American society a century ago, with women pushing for equal rights, particularly the right to vote in national elections. The persistent efforts of the women’s suffrage movement finally brought about the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920.