In the previous entry we explored the exciting new discovery of the artist who created Mrs. Mills' large portrait which hangs in the Boudoir. François Flameng, a French portrait artist, painted Ruth in 1909 during one of his many trips to the United States to paint well known ladies of society. Yet finding the true artist of the painting was not the only discovery that we made. We also discovered that Ruth's painting was part of an exhibition in February 1913 to raise money for women's suffrage. Due to a comment made by a family descandant in an oral history interview many years ago, site staff were under the impression that Mrs. Mills did not look favorably upon the idea of votes for women. Yet, with this new information, perhaps we can change our views on Ruth and what she did or did not support.