Still Needed. Sande Wascher-James.

Still Needed.

Whidbey Island: 2016. Artist's book, one of 10 copies, all on Stonehenge paper for the text (digitally printed) with collaged color photographs of the 8 women and stamps which are on Canson Infinity Rag Photographique, with additional collages of light purple Liberty Lawn fabric; signed and numbered by the author on the colophon. Bound: accordion style, light purple Liberty Lawn fabric over boards at ends, front panel with cut-out and half-tone image of vintage photograph of two women marching in women's rights parade ca. 1890, housed in blue cloth-over-boards lidded box with same image repeated on lid of box and the title printed in black on the image, with collaged bit of fabric at upper right corner. Page size: 8-1/8 x 5-1/4 inches; 18pp; including front and rear turn-ins. The text includes the Equal Rights Amendment from 1943 (called the Alice Paul Amendment) as well as the 1922 Lucretia Mott Amendment and the note that the ERA was introduced into every session of Congress between 1923 and 1972, when it was passed and sent to the states for ratification. It has been ratified by 35 states, leaving it 3 states short of the 38 needed for ratification. It has been reintroduced into every Congress since that time. The eight women who are featured on these pages are closely associated with the cause of equal rights for women. Included are: Abigail Adams, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, Shirley Chisholm, Alice Paul, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Patricia Arquette. Each of their images is collaged onto a page spread along with text associated with their work for women's rights and a postage stamp image - Wonder Woman for Justice Ginsburg and Patricial Arquette. STILL NEEDED, the book's title refers to Alice Paul's statement, "We shall not be safe until the principle of equal rights is written into the framework of our government." STILL NEEDED? Now more than ever! Item #11263

Price: $950.00

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