Woman Suffrage Literature Bag


This canvas bag and others like it were used by suffrage volunteers selling copies of the Woman’s Journal. The Woman’s Journal was founded by Lucy Stone in 1870 and became the newspaper of the American Woman Suffrage Association and later the National American Woman Suffrage Association. It covered topics such as woman’s suffrage debates and women’s rights convention notes, and featured contributors including Louisa May Alcott and William Lloyd Garrison. Woman’s Journal ceased publication in 1931.

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: New York

General Subject Association: Women's Suffrage


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


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Credit Line: Edna M. Stantial

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0939.01Accession Number: 1979.0939Catalog Number: 1979.0939.01

Object Name: bag, literature

Physical Description: green (overall color)purple (overall color)fabric (overall material)paint (overall material)Measurements: overall: 21 in x 16 in x 1/4 in; 53.34 cm x 40.64 cm x .635 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-2f59-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_516130

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