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Juliette Gordon Low

Created the dedicated, dutiful and diverse Girl Scouts

Always conflicted about her status as a “woman of ease,” Juliette Gordon Low looked for a call to service and found it in scouting. From the beginning, membership included girls from different religious, ethnic, and social backgrounds, as well as girls with disabilities. (Low herself was severely hearing impaired for much of her life.) Today there are more than 2.5 million Girl Scouts in the U.S. and in nearly 90 other countries. More than 50 million women have participated in Juliette Gordon Low’s organization.

Juliette Gordon Low

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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition
20th Century Americans: 1900-1930 (re-installation 2012)
On View
NPG, South Gallery 322
Date
1887
Object number
NPG.73.5
Provenance
The sitter; remained at Juliette Low home in Savannah, later owned by the Girl Scouts of America; gift 1973 to NPG
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America; frame conserved with funds from the Smithsonian Women's Committee
Artist
Edward Hughes, 1832 - 1908
Sitter
Juliette Gordon Low, 31 Oct 1860 - 17 Jan 1927
Topic
Exterior\Landscape\Rural
Costume\Jewelry\Bracelet
Costume\Dress Accessory\Fan
Juliette Gordon Low: Female
Juliette Gordon Low: Society and Social Change\Founder
Juliette Gordon Low: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Stretcher: 133.4 x 96.5 x 2.5cm (52 1/2 x 38 x 1")
Frame: 167 x 130.8 x 10.2cm (65 3/4 x 51 1/2 x 4")
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Type
Painting
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4629afdf9-83a8-46f0-ba78-7780ff83f604
Record ID
npg_NPG.73.5
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