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From the Blog: ConSource Interns Visit the National Portrait Gallery's American Origins Exhibit

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

Last Friday, the ConSource interns visited the National Portrait Gallery’s American Origins exhibit. In what follows, our interns spotlight a historical figure whose portrait caught their attention.

Lucretia Mott, 1793-1880

By Sarah Duska, the College of William & Mary

On Friday, at the National Portrait Gallery, I was amazed at all of the amazing historical figures lining the walls. I was especially impressed by the portrait and description of Lucretia Mott because of her work and energy in controversial issues during a time when women were extremely limited. Mott was born in the year 1793 and lived until 1880.[i ...

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