This special installation examines children’s experience of the suffrage movement. An 11-year-old Dorothy Eisner sketched women in fanciful hats in a march, while a younger girl named Bertie drew her aunt speaking at a rally. Meanwhile Rose O’Neill marched her signature Kewpies across suffrage posters, appealing to the idea that women needed the vote to protect their families. Today, children and teenagers are engaging in issues that matter to them.
Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the Evelyn & Seymour Neuman Fund, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. WNET is the media sponsor.