Woman Suffrage Ribbon

Description
This ribbon was worn by a member of the Brooklyn Woman Suffrage Association.
The ribbon honors Susan B. Anthony. The date, 1869, refers to the year in which Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman’s Suffrage Association. The quote “Failure is Impossible” is from Anthony’s last public speech, delivered in 1906. In that speech Anthony proclaimed that she knew the struggle for women’s suffrage would end in victory because so many outstanding women had given the bulk of their lives to the cause. Anthony died shortly after giving the speech, and “Failure is Impossible” became a rallying cry for suffragists across the nation in her honor and memory.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
badge
associated date
1869
associated institution
Brooklyn Woman Suffrage Association
associated person
Anthony, Susan
Physical Description
gold (overall color)
silk (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 1 3/4 in x 1/4 in; 15.24 cm x 4.445 cm x .635 cm
ID Number
PL*242991.295
catalog number
242991.295
accession number
242991
subject
Government, Politics, and Reform
Women's Suffrage
Woman Suffrage
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Womens History/Reform Movements Collection
Woman Suffrage
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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