In 2019, Americans will begin celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and Marblecast Products, Inc. (STATUES.COM) is preparing to join the celebration by adding a new product line that we want to have ready for market by March 2019.
20 busts for 2020!
In anticipation of this historic anniversary, we will begin sculpting an entirely new and first of its kind sculptural bust series proudly called
"Where Are The Women? Shaping Women's History Through Sculpture"
What will we be creating for 2020?
20 individual busts, each made in the likeness of 20 American trailblazing women of the 19th and 20th century, whose notable achievements and contributions to the advancement of women in society have been overlooked and under-recognized.
Choosing was not easy, but, after months of research and polling, we have decided on these 20 badass women, and here are their brief stories:
- Lucretia Mott (1793-1800) Women and civil rights activist, abolitionist, social reformer, and pacifist. She was the leading social reformer of her time and helped launch the women's rights movement, helped to form the Free Religious Association, and co-wrote the Declaration of Sentiments presented at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848.
- Sojourner Truth (1791-1883) Women and civil rights activist. Born a slave, she escaped with her infant child to freedom in 1826. She became an outspoken activist for prison reform, property rights, and universal suffrage. Most famous for her "Ain't I A Woman?" speech in 1851.
- Abby Keller Foster (1811-1887) Radical social reformer, feminist, abolitionist, and lecturer. She was a prominent and outspoken member of the American Anti-Slavery Society and served as the leading inspiration for the woman who organized the Seneca Falls Convention
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) Women's rights activist and early leader of the woman's rights movement. Recognized as writing the Declaration of Sentiments. As a call to arms for female equality, it was signed by 68 men and 32 women. Badass fact: she was the first to omit "obey" from her marriage oath and attended an antislavery convention for her honeymoon.
- Amelia Bloomer (1818-1894) Women's rights activist, journalist, and publisher. Advocated for changes in women's fashion that would be less restrictive. The phrase "Bloomers," representing pantaloons, is named after her.
- Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) An astronomer, educator, and scientist. The first professional female astronomers in the United States. She discovered a new comet in 1947 that became known as "Miss Mitchell's Comet."
- Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) Editor, Publisher, Women and Civil Rights Activist, Journalist. Established the Women's New York State Temperance Society, American Equal Rights Association, National Woman Suffrage Association, created "The Revolution" publication and worked as an agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
- Clara Barton (1821-1912) An educator, nurse, and founder of the American Red Cross. Labeled the "Angel of the Battlefield," Barton aided injured soldiers during the Civil War. She founded the American Red Cross Society in 1881 and served as the first president.
- Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947) Political strategist, suffragist, and peace activist. She directed the National American Woman Suffrage Association, founded the League of Women Voters, and founded the International Woman Suffrage Alliance to spread democracy around the globe.
- Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927) A philanthropist environmentalist, crusader. She founded the Girl Scouts of the United States of America in 1911 for girls to develop leadership skills, to provide support to those in need, and to prepare young ladies to serve as responsible citizens.
- Florence Bascom (1862-1945) Professional researcher and the 2nd woman to receive a Ph.D. in geology. Her worked furthered geologists understanding of how the Appalachian Mountains formed and mapped quite a bit of the US. Most notably, she was the first woman to be hired by the US Geological Survey in 1896.
- Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) Activist, abolitionist, feminist, and journalist. She led an anti-lynching crusade in the 1890s, formed the National Association of Colored Women in 1896, and was a founding member of the NAACP in 1909.
- Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954) A women and civil rights activist. Founded the National Association of Colored Women in 1896, first to serve on a committee that investigated police brutality of an African American man, and oversaw the Brown v. Board of Education ruling in 1954.
- Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915) First Native American woman to become a doctor. As a member of the Omaha Reservation and Native American advocate, she founded the first hospital on the Omaha Reservation that advocated for better health care for all.
- Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) An educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian, and civil rights activist. She held many positions in civic organizations and was known as "The First Lady of Struggle" from her unwavering commitment to gain better lives for African Americans.
- Nannie Helen Burroughs (1878-1961) Religious leader, businesswoman, feminist, public speaker, and educator. Helped launched the National Association of Color Women, was a prominent leader in the National Baptist Convention and founded the National Training School for Women and Girls in DC.
- Lois Weber (1879-1939) A silent screen actress, screenwriter, producer, and director. Considered the most important female director the American film industry has ever known. She is known for pioneering the use of the split-screen technique to show simultaneous action.
- Alice Paul (1885-1977) A leading figure in the suffragist movement. She co-founded the Congressional Union and National Woman's Party in 1916. She led demonstrations and went to jail seeking a voting amendment. Her work helped pass the 19th Amendment in 1920.
- Ida Tarbell (1892-1926) A journalist and women's rights activist. Being the only women graduate of her 1880 class, she worked tirelessly and pioneered investigative reporting. Her reporting tactics exposed and dismantled the unfair practices of the Standard Oil Company and
Alice Ball (1892-1916) A chemist. The first African- American woman to graduate with an M.S. degree in chemistry and the first to develop a successful treatment for those suffering from Hansen's disease, otherwise known as leprosy.
Not only has 2018 witnessed a fiery revival of the women's rights movement, but we are beginning to witness countless efforts to celebrate women for their historic and profound contributions to society in all fields of interest.
As a family owned and operated, made in USA statue manufacturing business, almost every statue and bust we have been asked to create have been of men! And Why??
Well, just look around and you will find that Public facilities, corporations, historical landmarks, religious leaders, politicians, public and private Institutions, university and college campuses, airports, streets, counties all mostly recognizing men. Figures such as Carver, Wooster, Gandhi, MLK, Knox, Chevrolet, Adams, Hamilton, Reagan, John Carroll, and the list goes on…
This gender gap needs to change
Let's change this together!
NOW is the time to begin shedding light on the glaring lack of female representation in statues throughout the United States.
Let's start with 20 trailblazing women of the 19th and 20th century who impacted the women’s rights movements and whose notable contributions to our society have been entirely under-recognized. The actions they took required a dauntless state of mind and commendable perseverance; our series works to show the world everything these women have done, and keep their memory alive for ALL future generations to grow and learn from.
This first of its kind collection will:
- spark conversation
- foster respect for women's achievements
- provide important role models to all young people
- remove erroneous views that women have not made major advancements to our society
But we don't want to stop here!
With your support, we will continue creating sculptural collections of incredible women around the globe, past, and present.
Funding our Project
Backing this project today will support the entire creative and manufacturing process which includes;
- custom sculpting of the 20 7-inch tall busts series.
- build rubber molds for manufacturing.
- manufacturing using our fine MARBLECast casting material.
- finishing and refining each piece by our team of artisans.
Our Reward Tiers were created with you, our backer, in mind.
- Each 7-inch tall bust is being offered at factory direct costs, below MSRP.
- Custom Sculpting Service is being offered at an exclusively reduced cost, below custom-quote rates.
- Bust orders produced as rewards will be numbered. A limited number will be announced at end of the campaign
Choosing Rewards Tiers $25 to $500
- Upon successful completion of our campaign, we will contact you to fulfill your order with your favored choice!
Choosing Rewards Tiers $2,000 to $6,000
- Upon successful completion of our campaign, we will contact you directly to explain the process and what we will need to begin the custom making sculpting process!
By supporting our campaign you will be rewarded with a bust of your most admired women from the 20, or get one custom-made in the likeness of your notable superstar!
Messages of Support
Event Photos from our LIVE LAUNCH 08.02.18 at Impact Hub - Salt Lake City, Utah
Risks and challenges
This project is backed by MARBLECast Products, Inc (STATUES.COM)
Everything we offer is designed, created and manufactured in our facility in SLC, Utah.
A family business, operating and growing in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah. We have been in the custom statue making and custom statue manufacturing since 1993.
Three Generation, Over 25 Years in Business, Proudly Made in America.
This new project, "WHERE ARE THE WOMEN? Shaping Women's History Through Sculpture" was started by and is being led by the mother/daughter team of Victoria (52 but I like to say I'm 40) and Evi Karpos (23, Bachelors Degree in Science - Environmental Studies)
We will produce and fulfill our promises.
If you fund it - we will deliver it - Guaranteed!
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