Overall: 10 1/4 x 29 in. ( 26 x 73.7 cm )
Beige felt campaign pennant printed, "VOTES/ FOR/ WOMEN" in black ink; black felt hoist with black ties.
Gift of Mrs. Robert Cushman Murphy
printed: on tag: "HENRY SCHWARTZ/ BADGES, SOUVENIRS,/ COLLEGE AND FRATERNAL PENNANTS/ 15 ANN STREET, NEW YORK" printed: center: "VOTES/ FOR/ WOMEN"
The Woman Suffrage Party was organized by Carrie Chapman Catt in 1909 out of many small suffrage societies. It put the state legislature under intense pressure in 1913 forcing a referendum on votes for women in New York State. In 1915, a second vote was forced by more campaigning, helping women gain the vote in New York state. With the momentum started in New York and the added votes from women in the state, New York carried the country and the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920.
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