A Suffragette Leader

On #InternationalWomenDay, from a family history from an 1828 Neagle portrait, a descendent, Dora Kelly Lewis (1862-1928), US suffragette. National Women’s Party treasurer. Arrested 5 times, hurled by guards headfirst into an iron bed, led hunger strikes, force-fed. Honored at the Capitol in 1921.

Dora Kelly Lewis after 5 days on hunger strike 1919
Dedication of Busts of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott at US Capitol Rotunda, February 1921
With Adelaide Johnston, sculptor, Mrs. Lawrence [Dora] Lewis, Phila., Jane Addams

Patricia Moss is an art historian, or art detective if you will, who solves mysteries of 19th century American portraits.