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Portrait of Ruth Sears Baker Pratt (1877-1965)

Object Number: 
1990.1.80
Date: 
1929
Medium: 
Graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/8 x 4 7/16 in. ( 16.2 x 11.3 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "Wm H.Walker" inscriptions and date: lower left: "Ruth Pratt" and lower right: "DUTCH TREAT / Mar. 12 -'29"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower right in graphite: "Wm. H. Walker / DUTCH TREAT / Mar 12 -- 29"; signed by sitter at lower left: "Ruth Pratt"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
In 1925 Ruth Pratt was the first woman elected to New York's Board of Aldermen. She subsequently served two terms in Congress, representing New York's 17th District (1929-33). She was the first congresswoman elected in New York State.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group