"When Anthony Met Stanton"
In May of 1851 Amelia Bloomer introduced Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. This statue named "When Anthony Met Stanton" sculpted by Aub A. E. Ted was presented on July 18, 1998 in Seneca Falls, New York. This bronze statue depicts Susan B. Anthony on the left and Elizabeth Cady Stanton on the right being introduced by Amelia Bloomer in the middle.
The Bloomer Costume
The "Bloomer Costume" as pictured above, consists of a knee-length skirt with loose pantaloons worn beneath them. Before this type of dress, the women would wear hot, heavy, thick skirts and dresses that would go down to the feet. These lightweight, freeing skirts and pantaloons allowed the women to have a more enjoyable, comfortable lifestyle.
“As soon as it became known that I was wearing the new dress, letters came pouring in upon me by the hundreds from women all over the country making inquiries about the dress and asking for patterns – showing how ready and anxious women were to throw off the burden of long, heavy skirts.”