What's Her Story: Ruth Berlin

July 23, 2020

The year 2020 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted millions of women in the U.S. the right to vote. The Frick is celebrating with a series of videos honoring the stories of women who made, appeared in, collected, and took care of art in this collection. Before the Frick opened as a museum, it was a sizably staffed home. Curator Aimee Ng and Associate Museum Educator Caitlin Henningsen continue the series with the story of Ruth Berlin, one of the Frick family's twenty-odd domestic workers. A Swedish immigrant, Berlin worked as a chambermaid at 1 East 70th Street from 1921 to 1925. #WhatsHerStory

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