Woman Suffrage Fan

Paper fans were a popular method of advertising in the early 20th century. This one was issued by the Woman Suffrage Party of New York. The illustration is by Emily Chamberlain. The reverse of the fan reads, "Keep Cool/and Raise/A Breeze for Suffrage!/Votes for Women/Votes for Women."
This fan was made to support the unsuccessful 1915 Empire State Campaign for a referendum to add a suffrage amendment to the New York State constitution.
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Object Name
associated institution
Woman Suffrage Party
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 12 1/2 in x 7 in x 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 17.78 cm x 1.27 cm
associated place
United States: Rhode Island
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Women's Rights
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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