Woman Suffrage Votes Sash

Sash worn by supporters of woman suffrage.
Sashes were worn for rallies, parades, and street speaking. The colors and the small button identify the wearer as a member of the Women's Political Union. The WPU (formerly the Equality League of Self-Supporting Women) was formed by Harriot Stanton Blatch, daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, to bring working class women into the suffrage movement. The WPU was responsible for holding the first large suffrage march in the United States (in New York in 1910).
“Votes for Women” was one of the most popular and recognizable slogans used by members of the woman’s suffrage movement.
Currently not on view
associated institution
Women's Political Union
associated place
United States: New York
Physical Description
green (overall color)
purple (overall color)
white (overall color)
silk (overall material)
overall: 10 cm x 69 cm; 3 15/16 in x 27 5/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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


I am doing research on Women's Suffrage sashes. I'll be making one to wear in the Rochester, NY parade on June 22, celebrating the 100th anniversary of New York State Women's Right to Vote! Thank you for this photograph. #StillFighting

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