Button, Votes for Women

Description
Button worn by supporters of woman suffrage.
The ten stars on the flag represent the number of states in which women had full suffrage at the time this button was made. The first ten states to extend suffrage to women were Wyoming (1869), Colorado (1893), Utah (1896), Idaho (1896), Washington (1910), California (1911), Kansas, Oregon and Arizona (all 1912), and Montana (1914).
"Votes for Women" was one of the most popular and recognizable slogans used by members of the woman’s suffrage movement.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
yellow, blue (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 3/4 in x 1/4 in; 1.905 cm x 1.905 cm x .635 cm
ID Number
PL*242991.059
catalog number
242991.059
accession number
242991
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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