Woman Suffrage Postcard

Woman Suffrage Postcard

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This postcard urges support for a coming (successful) vote in California. California granted woman suffrage in 1911. The five stars below the banner represent the states which had already granted full suffrage: Wyoming (1869), Colorado (1893), Utah (1896), Idaho (1896), and Washington (1910).
The National American Woman Suffrage Association began a postcard campaign in 1910, partly to raise awareness of the cause and partly as a fundraiser. The cards could be funny, serious, or sentimental. Some employed powerful patriotic symbols and logical arguments to make their case for woman’s right to vote.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
postcard
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
buff, yellow, black (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 1/32 in; 13.97 cm x 8.89 cm x.0508 cm
ID Number
PL.257500.19
catalog number
257500.19
accession number
257500
Credit Line
Marjorie Longwell
subject
Women's Suffrage
See more items in
Political and Military History: Political History, Women's History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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