Woman Suffrage Badge

“Votes for Women” was one of the most popular and recognizable slogans used by members of the woman’s suffrage movement.
The yellow and black color combination was first used in 1867 when suffragists used the Kansas state flower, the sunflower, as part of a campaign for a state suffrage referendum. The referendum failed but the colors became associated with the movement nationwide.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Associated Date
February 1982
Physical Description
yellow (overall color)
fabric (overall material)
overall: 8 cm x 23 cm; 3 5/32 in x 9 1/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Women's Suffrage
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Womens History/Reform Movements Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Woman Suffrage
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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