Woman Suffrage Literature Bag

This canvas bag and others like it were used by suffrage volunteers selling copies of the Woman’s Journal. The Woman’s Journal was founded by Lucy Stone in 1870 and became the newspaper of the American Woman Suffrage Association and later the National American Woman Suffrage Association. It covered topics such as woman’s suffrage debates and women’s rights convention notes, and featured contributors including Louisa May Alcott and William Lloyd Garrison. Woman’s Journal ceased publication in 1931.
Currently not on view
Object Name
bag, literature
Physical Description
green (overall color)
purple (overall color)
fabric (overall material)
paint (overall material)
overall: 21 in x 16 in x 1/4 in; 53.34 cm x 40.64 cm x .635 cm
associated place
United States: New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Women's Suffrage
Government, Politics, and Reform
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
Credit Line
Gift of Edna M. Stantial

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