New York Woman Suffrage Association delegate ribbon : N.Y.W.S.A. 26th annual convention Ithaca. Souvenir of the 600,000 petition. 1894

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New York Woman Suffrage Association delegate ribbon : N.Y.W.S.A. 26th annual convention Ithaca. Souvenir of the 600,000 petition. 1894

Description

Gold silk ribbon with rolled hem along the top edge and fringe along the bottom edge and black printed text.

The twenty-sixth New York Woman Suffrage Association's annual convention was held in Ithaca, New York, from November 12-14, 1894. Earlier in 1894, New York State held its Constitutional Convention to revise the State constitution, which included a proposed amendment aimed at striking the word "male," and granting the right to vote. The suffragists were denied representation, and female delegates were not allowed.

The NYWSA, with the help of Susan B. Anthony, and the Women's Christian Temperance Union, collected roughly 600,000 signatures in favor of giving women the vote, but the petitions failed to persuade the delegates.

Date

1894-11

Subject

New York State Woman Suffrage Association
Ribbons
United States--New York--Ithaca

Creator

New York State Woman Suffrage Association

Language

English

Identifier

MEMR.1894.01

Coverage

Ithaca, New York

Original Format

Ribbon (material)

Physical Dimensions

6.5 x 14.5 cm.

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