Woman Suffrage "Objection" Banner

One half of a set of Woman Suffrage Objection and Answer Banners. This banner was used in White House pickets supporting woman’s suffrage.
These banners took some of what suffragists considered the most ridiculous objections to woman suffrage and pointed out their folly using disarming humor. This set paired the Objection, "Women are TOO PURE for the DIRTY POOL of politics" and "Answer If the Pool is dirty THE TIME HAS COME TO CLEAN IT. Women have had Long Experience Cleaning up after Men."
Currently not on view
Object Name
associated institution
National Woman's Party
associated person
Paul, Alice
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
ink (overall material)
average spatial: 21 3/4 in x 27 5/8 in; 55.245 cm x 70.1675 cm
associated place
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Women's Rights
Women's Suffrage
Equal Rights Amendment
Voting Rights
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Women's History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Woman Suffrage
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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