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Beard & Bailey State House Desk

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Desk #145 from the Vermont State House, now part of the collections of the Vermont Historical Society, was used by both Edna Beard and Consuelo Northrop Bailey.

Beard chose the desk at random, at the beginning of her first term as the first woman…

Third Kunin Inaugural Gown

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Evening gown worn by Governor Madeleine Kunin at her third inaugural ball. Designed by Elaine Horseman of Essex Junction with Kunin's input. This gown shows the slimmer, draped silhouette coming in to style in the late 1980s and early 1980s. The…

Second Kunin Inaugural Gown

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Evening gown worn by Governor Madeleine Kunin at her second inaugural ball. Designed by Elaine Horseman of Essex Junction with Kunin's input. The fabric in the skirt is a shot silk: woven with a blue/green in one direction and black in the other, so…

First Kunin Inaugural Gown

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Evening gown worn by Governor Madeleine Kunin at her first inaugural ball. Designed by Lucy Strelcyzk of South Burlington with Kunin's input, worn only once more, to meet President Ronald Reagan at the White House.

Kunin Campaign Button (Lieutenant Governor, 1980)

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Campaign button for Madeleine Kunin from the 1980 election. Interestingly, both women running for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in 1980 used only their last names on campaign material, as seen here with Kunin.

Garland Campaign Button, 1980

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Campaign button for Margaret "Peg" Garland of Shelburne, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Vermont in 1980. Her opponent was incumbent lieutenant governor Madeleine Kunin. The election was the first time two women faced each other for…

Kunin Campaign Button (Governor, 1984)

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A campaign button, most likely from Kunin's 1984 campaign for governor, with just her first name, make it clear to voters they would be casting their ballots for a woman to be governor of Vermont. Most of her campaign material pronounced "Kunin!" in…