What Quotidian Objects Say About Women’s Lives

“The stuff of women’s daily lives, the relics of their political campaigns, the remains
of their suffering, the products of their invention. Quilts, banners, looms, tele- scopes,” writes historian Jill Lepore, “are among the things that for a long time were never collected or cataloged” They are now featured,in a richly illustrated volume. Smithsonian American Women: Remarkable Objects and Stories of Strength, Ingenuity, and Vision, timed for release with the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which in 1920 gave the majority of U.S. women the right to vote. smithsonianbooks.com