Woman Suffrage Button, 1911


Button worn by supporters of woman suffrage.

This button uses an image popular with the suffrage movement -- the Herald. The angelic figure depicted with wings and a trumpet or a sword, was created and popularized by Sylvia Pankhurst during the British suffrage movement. It was picked up in the United States by woman suffrage organizations, in this case the Political Equality Association. The six stars on the herald’s flag represent the first six states to grant full suffrage: Wyoming (1869), Colorado (1893), Utah (1896), Idaho (1896), Washington (1910), and California (1911).

Associated Institution: Political Equality Association

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Women's Suffrage


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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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1981.3024.41Nonaccession Number: 1981.3024Catalog Number: 1981.3024.41

Object Name: button

Measurements: overall: 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm x .635 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-50a9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_522866

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