19th Amendment Lucy Stone Notecard
19th Amendment Historical Notecard
Created by Meneese Wall, a graphic artist and designer from Santa Fe, NM. Her unique and beautifully designed artwork celebrates the women, quotes, events and memorabilia that defined the suffrage movement. Meneese developed a series of iconic images in commemoration of the passing of the 19th Amendment. The notecards feature a striking illustration and text on the back that describes its historical significance.
“A wife should no more take her husband’s name than he should hers. My name is my identity and must not be lost,” said Lucy Stone about the practice of women taking their husbands’ name upon marriage. Stone was one of the country’s leading suffragists, abolitionists, and lecturers, and though she did use her married name for the first year of her marriage, she changed it back to Lucy Stone as it was more in keeping with her life’s purpose - equal rights.
Among her many accomplishments, Lucy Stone organized the first national Women’s Rights Convention, from which one of her speeches was published in newspapers worldwide. She helped found the AERA (American Equal Rights Association), the AWSA (American Woman Suffrage Association), and the NEWSA (New England Woman Suffrage Association). With her husband, Stone started the Woman’s Journal, a weekly newspaper, in 1870 of which Carrie Chapman Catt said years later, “The suffrage success of to-day is not conceivable without the Woman’s Journal’s part in it.”
The above excerpt is from the brief historical background printed on the back of each notecard describing its significance within the struggle for women to win the right to vote. These are the copyrighted writings of Meneese Wall and are submitted for the online use of the New Jersey State Museum Shop, to accompany Meneese’s artwork. No other use of these writings is permitted, in print or online.
Notecards are 5” x 7” with a white envelope and protective plastic sleeve.
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