Portrait of Ruth Sears Baker Pratt (1877-1965)
Graphite on paper
Overall: 6 3/8 x 4 7/16 in. ( 16.2 x 11.3 cm )
signature: lower right: "Wm H.Walker" inscriptions and date: lower left: "Ruth Pratt" and lower right: "DUTCH TREAT / Mar. 12 -'29"
Signed and inscribed at lower right in graphite: "Wm. H. Walker / DUTCH TREAT / Mar 12 -- 29"; signed by sitter at lower left: "Ruth Pratt"
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.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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