Left -Susan B. Anthony, Center – Amelia Bloomer, Right – Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The Seneca Falls Convention, also known as the First Women’s Rights Convention, was held nearly 164 years ago (1848) in Seneca Falls, NY. It was then that five, strong-willed women, mustered the courage to solicit public interest and pursue reform in the civil and social injustices.
On a recent trip through Seneca Falls, I spotted this remarkable statue and stopped for a photo session with these three important ladies from the past.
After taking the photo’s I couldn’t help but notice the images of the women appeared shadowed. The shadows could have been caused by the direction of the sun, the time of day, or the women’s hats. Or maybe, it is an accurate depiction of the first meeting between some very strong women that turned out to be forces to be reckoned with.
To learn more about The National Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, visit the National Park Service.
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