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This compilation, pulled together by abolitionist and author Lydia Maria Child, makes an anti-slavery argument through quotes pulled from Southern newspapers, fugitive slave notices, laws, political figures, authors, religious figures, abolitionists,…

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Small round yellow and white cardboard container. On the top of the box is the slogan "Votes for Women."

This was one of the few (perhaps only) cosmetics produced with special suffrage packaging.

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Die-stamped metal blue, black and yellow bird seated on a black perch. There is a hole in the top of the bird so that it can be hung.

"Votes for Women Nov. 2" is printed in black along the gold ground (bird's belly and tail). "Mass. Woman Suffrage…

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Mechanical paperweight with a mirror on one side and a celluloid calendar with a mechanical piece that moves to cover the years from 1916 to 1926. It was made in New York in 1915 as a souvenir of the Empire State Campaign.

A portion of the face…

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Small pocket memo book containing an address book and blank lined pages for note taking. On the front: "Fine Merchant Tailoring August & Winter 1913-1914 E. Robinson Merchant Tailor 39 Albion Street Wakefield, Massachusetts"

Page 76 contains a…

MEMR-1915-05 Votes for Women Tag.jpg
Small round yellow paper circle with a small hole punched at the top above the slogan "Votes for Women" printed in black on both sides.

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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."

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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…

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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.

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This was part of a set titled "Virago & Baby" created after the Women's Social and Political Union attempted to storm the House of Commons in 1908.

The "Virago" is an old woman standing with her arms tightly crossed and eyes closed. The slogan…