Woman Suffrage Button, 1911

Button worn by supporters of woman suffrage.
This button uses an image popular with the suffrage movement -- the Herald. The angelic figure depicted with wings and a trumpet or a sword, was created and popularized by Sylvia Pankhurst during the British suffrage movement. It was picked up in the United States by woman suffrage organizations, in this case the Political Equality Association. The six stars on the herald’s flag represent the first six states to grant full suffrage: Wyoming (1869), Colorado (1893), Utah (1896), Idaho (1896), Washington (1910), and California (1911).
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Object Name
associated institution
Political Equality Association
overall: 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm x .635 cm
ID Number
nonaccession 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

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