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Object Name Handbill, Political
Date 1915
Title Votes for Women a Success
Description Printed handbill, titled "VOTES FOR WOMEN A SUCCESS / THE MAP PROVES IT," above an illustration of a map of the continental United States; states with women's suffrage are shown in white, and the other states are shaded in according to their degree of suffrage. Below the map is printed: "WOMEN VOTE IN ALL THE WHITE STATES / WHY NOT IN THIS STATE?", followed by a list of states and the dates when they first allowed women to vote. The handbill concludes: "VOTE FOR WOMAN SUFFRAGE / GIVE THIS TO A FRIEND AND ASK HIM TO VOTE FOR IT / WOMAN SUFFRAGE PARTY / Headquarters: 48 East 34th Street, New York. / N. W. S. Publishing Co., Inc."
(Keywords: Early Twentieth Century)
Ownership and History Women in New York achieved state voting rights in 1917. In 1920, the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution guaranteed all American women the right to vote.
Earliest Date 1915
Latest Date 1915
Material Paper
Subjects Women's suffrage
State government
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Catalog Number X17.0028
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, August 2017.
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