Woman Suffrage Fan


Paper fans were a popular method of advertising in the early 20th century. This one was issued by the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association to support a 1915 state referendum to give Massachusetts women the vote. The map highlights the states in which women already had the vote - Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Washington, California, Kansas, Oregon, Arizona, Montana, and Nevada. The reverse of the fan reads, “Keep Cool!/There will be nothing/to worry about after we get/VOTES FOR WOMEN/Election Day November 2.” The Massachusetts referendum failed. Massachusetts women did not gain the vote in until the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920.

Associated Institution: Massachusetts Woman Suffrage AssociationAssociated Person: Park, Alice

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: Massachusetts

Subject: Women's Suffrage, Women's Rights

See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, Womens History/Reform Movements Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith, Woman Suffrage


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Library of Congress

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PL.242991.242Catalog Number: 242991.242Accession Number: 242991

Object Name: fan

Physical Description: yellow (overall color)paper (overall material)paper (map material)Measurements: overall: 12 1/2 in x 7 in x 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 17.78 cm x 1.27 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-7f1f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_516788

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