Woman Suffrage Flag

Description
The stars on this handmade flag represent the four states in which women could vote by 1900: Wyoming (1890), Colorado (1893), Utah (1896), and Idaho (1896). Suffrage groups often produced flags, postcards and buttons with the number of stars corresponding to the states in which women had the vote as a way to keep track of progress towards and make the public aware of the status of women’s suffrage.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 19 3/4 in x 13 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 50.165 cm x 34.29 cm x .635 cm
ID Number
PL.238995.02
catalog number
238995.02
accession number
238995
Credit Line
Mrs. Douglas Reinicker
subject
Women's Suffrage
See more items in
Political History: Political History
Government, Politics, and Reform
Woman Suffrage
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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