Woman Suffrage Button

Description
Button worn by supporters of woman suffrage. Purple, green and white were the colors worn by British suffragettes. When Harriot Stanton Blatch (daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton) formed the Women’s Political Union in the United States, she adopted the color scheme.
Women had the right to vote in New Jersey from 1776 to 1807, provided they held a certain amount of property. In 1807 that right was explicitly rescinded. Women did not regain the vote in New Jersey until the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in x 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 3.175 cm x 1.27 cm
associated place
United States: New Jersey
ID Number
1980.0606.163
accession number
1980.0606
catalog number
1980.0606.163
subject
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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