In 1917 suffragists held a parade in New York City.

Suffragists "march in October displaying placards containing the signatures of over one million New York women demanding to vote. Image: The New York Times Photo Archive

The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum is located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The house (which is a national monument) was once the (5th & last) headquarters for the National Woman's Party.  Now it's a museum dedicated to celebrating the women who worked tirelessly to obtain the right to vote and equal rights.

The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum is located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The house (which is a national monument) was once the (5th & last) headquarters for the National Woman's Party. Now it's a museum dedicated to celebrating the women who worked tirelessly to obtain the right to vote and equal rights.

This map reveals when a state ratified (or chose not to ratify) the 19th Amendment.

This map reveals when a state ratified (or chose not to ratify) the Amendment.

Alva Belmont was a president and benefactor of the National Woman's Party. She designed these "Votes for Women" dishes.

Alva Belmont was a president and benefactor of the National Woman's Party. She designed these "Votes for Women" dishes.

The Sewall-Belmont House and Museum was used not only as the headquarters for the National Woman's Party, it was also a boarding house for several of its members.  Alice Paul lived there for many years, and this desk belonged to her.

The Sewall-Belmont House and Museum was used not only as the headquarters for the National Woman's Party, it was also a boarding house for several of its members. Alice Paul lived there for many years, and this desk belonged to her.

The National American Woman Suffrage Association distributed leaflets like this one, written by Mary Kenney O'Sullivan, titled-- "Why the Working Woman Needs the Vote."

The National American Woman Suffrage Association distributed leaflets like this one, written by Mary Kenney O'Sullivan, titled-- "Why the Working Woman Needs the Vote.

This is the entryway into the Sewarll-Belmont House in Washington, D.C.

This is the entryway into the Sewarll-Belmont House in Washington, D.

Displayed here is a cape and cap worn by suffragists at pageants and parades. Purple, white and gold were the official colors of the National Woman's Party.

Displayed here is a cape and cap worn by suffragists at pageants and parades. Purple, white and gold were the official colors of the National Woman's Party.

This chair shown here belonged to Elizabeth Cady Stanton; and this was Susan B. Anthony's desk.

This chair shown here belonged to Elizabeth Cady Stanton; and this was Susan B.

Exhibits at the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum honor the women who fought tirelessly for the right to vote and equal rights.

Exhibits at the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum honor the women who fought tirelessly for the right to vote and equal rights.

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