Woman Suffrage Votes Sash


Sash worn by supporters of woman suffrage.

Sashes were worn for rallies, parades, and street speaking. The colors and the small button identify the wearer as a member of the Women's Political Union. The WPU (formerly the Equality League of Self-Supporting Women) was formed by Harriot Stanton Blatch, daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, to bring working class women into the suffrage movement. The WPU was responsible for holding the first large suffrage march in the United States (in New York in 1910).

“Votes for Women” was one of the most popular and recognizable slogans used by members of the woman’s suffrage movement.

Associated Institution: Women's Political Union

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: New York

General Subject Association: Women's SuffrageWomen's History


See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, Womens History/Reform Movements Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, Woman Suffrage


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Credit Line: Smithsonian Institution

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.0455.10Accession Number: 1983.0455Catalog Number: 1983.0455.10

Object Name: sash

Physical Description: green (overall color)purple (overall color)white (overall color)silk (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10 cm x 69 cm; 3 15/16 in x 27 5/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-2684-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_509474

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