This collection commemorates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in the United States.


Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a suffragist and activist who devoted decades of her life to political causes, used “Sunflower” as a pseudonym while authoring articles for The Lily, known as the first newspaper to be edited by and for women in the U.S. The sunflower eventually became a standard symbol in many suffrage events, and the National American Woman Suffrage Association adopted the flower as part of its logo circa 1896.

The sunflower seed specks in these pieces reflect the many facets of activists’ work, and the sunflower blooms represent the birth and continual growth of the female voting base.