WHAT: Driving the Disenfranchised — The Automobile’s Role in Women’s Suffrage
WHERE: The Frick Pittsburgh
WHEN: Through October 21
Why You Should Go:
Ninety-nine years after the 19th Amendment was passed, a new free and fascinating exhibition at the Frick’s Car and Carriage Museum examines how autombiles helped empower American women to escape social and geographical limitations, transcend gender stereotypes and galvanize supporters.
Visitors will see a vintage Saxon Roadster — similar to the one suffragists Nell Richardson and Alice Burke drove on their groundbreaking 1916 trek from NYC to San Francisco — as well as a 1908 (suffrage yellow) Overland Roadster and a 1911 Maxwell Model GA Touring car.
Also featured are buttons, sashes and literature illustrating the colors, slogans and philosophies suffragists used to fight for widespread social change.