January 24, 2002 "American Treasures" Exhibition Features Women's History Resources
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In Honor of Women's History Month, the Library of Congress is now featuring some 50 items on women's experience in America in its "American Treasures of the Library of Congress" exhibition. Among these are artist Mary Cassatt's painting titled "Gathering Fruit"; an 1899 poster featuring African American soprano Sissieretta Jones; suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton's draft of "The Woman's Bible"; and Norman Rockwell's image of "Rosie the Riveter" on a 1943 Saturday Evening Post cover. "American Treasures" is a rotating exhibition that showcases more than 300 American historical items from the Library's collections. The special women's history rotation will be on display through April 30. The "American Treasures" exhibition is located in the Southwest Gallery and Pavilion of the Thomas Jefferson Building. The Jefferson building is located at 10 First Street S.E. Exhibition hours are 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The exhibition is online at www.loc.gov/exhibits.