Woman Suffrage Postcard, 1910

Description
Postcard with an image of the Grand Rapids Michigan Equal Franchise Club’s float in a “Homecoming Parade” held in downtown Grand Rapids in 1910. Parades were a popular way for suffragists to make their cause visible to the public.
The National American Woman Suffrage Association began a postcard campaign in 1910, partly to raise awareness of the cause and partly as a fundraiser. The cards could be funny, serious, or sentimental. Some employed powerful patriotic symbols and logical arguments to make their case for woman’s right to vote.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
postcard
associated institution
Grand Rapids Michigan Equal Franchise Club
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 1/32 in; 13.97 cm x 8.89 cm x .0508 cm
associated place
United States: Michigan
ID Number
1980.0606.050
accession number
1980.0606
catalog number
1980.0606.050
subject
Government, Politics, and Reform
Women's Suffrage
Woman Suffrage
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Woman Suffrage
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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