Memorabilia

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Memorabilia

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Women’s rights organizations raised thousands of dollars to support their efforts during the fight for women’s right to vote, through the sale of souvenirs and other goods and services. Pennants, ribbons, and buttons, porcelain teacups and figurines, calendars, Valentines, cosmetics, playing cards, fans, and sterling silver spoons make up this eclectic assortment of objects. These items include merchandise created to raise money and promote the cause in the United States and Europe, material for conventions and conferences, and publicity tools used by both pro and anti-suffrage lobbyists.

Items in the Memorabilia Collection

Saucer : Votes for Women slogan. [Circa 1890 - 1900]
White saucer with scalloped edge and design. The slogan "Votes for Women" is etched in gold script along one side.

Stamped on the back: "Laughlin Semi-vitreous china Colonial." There is no matching teacup.

Silver sterling souvenir demitasse spoon with image of Susan B. Anthony. [Circa 1890-1900]
Silver demitasse spoon engraved with a bust of Susan B. Anthony on the handle. Anthony's name and the words "Political Equality" are inscribed just below the bust.

Souvenir sterling silver bon bon spoon with image of Susan B. Anthony. [Circa 1890-1900]
Silver slotted confection or bon bon spoon engraved with a bust of Susan B. Anthony on the handle. Anthony's name and the words "Political Equality" are inscribed just below the bust.

The bowl of the spoon is scalloped with a pierced pattern…

Souvenir sterling silver grapefruit spoon with image of Susan B. Anthony. [Circa 1891]
Silver grapefruit spoon engraved on the top of the handle with a bust of Susan B. Anthony. Embossed just below the bust are Anthony's name and the words "Political Equality."

Souvenir sterling silver demitasse spoon, National Woman Suffrage Convention. 1912
Silver demitasse spoon created for the National American Woman Suffrage Association's convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in November 1912. This is the only known spoon produced for a NAWSA convention.

Engraved on the handle, from the top,…

Ceramic cat figurine with the "Votes for Women" slogan, brown. [Circa 1890-1900]
Brown ceramic cat with an open bottom. Along the base is the slogan "Votes for Women."

The cat figurines and bud vases were among the most common of all ceramic pieces distributed in England and America. These figurines were produced in blue,…

Ceramic cat figurine with the "Votes for Women" slogan, blue. [Circa 1890-1900]
Blue ceramic cat with an open bottom. Along the base is the slogan "Votes for Women." The blue is faded.

The cat figurines and bud vases were among the most common of all ceramic pieces distributed in England and America. These figurines were…

Ceramic cat figurine with the "I want my Vote" slogan, blue. [Circa 1890-1900]
Blue ceramic cat with an open bottom. Along the base is the phrase "I want my Vote."

The cat figurines and bud vases were among the most common of all ceramic pieces distributed in England and America. These figurines were produced in blue,…

Ceramic cat bud vase with the "Votes for Women" slogan, brown. [Circa 1890-1900]
Brown ceramic cat with an open top. Along the base is the phrase "Votes for Women."

Cat vases and figurines were among the most common of all ceramic pieces distributed in England and America.

There are no markings on the vase to indicate the…

Ceramic cat bud vase with the "Votes for Women" slogan, blue. [Circa 1890-1900]
Blue ceramic cat with an open top. Along the base is the phrase "Votes for Women."

Cat vases and figurines were among the most common of all ceramic pieces distributed in England and America.

There are no markings on the vase to indicate the…

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