Liberty Bell button with attached American flag and "Votes for Women" ribbon. [1915]

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Title

Liberty Bell button with attached American flag and "Votes for Women" ribbon. [1915]

Description

Celluloid button with a picture of the Liberty Bell at the center and the words "Liberty Justice 1776-1915." Hanging from the pin are a gold ribbon with the slogan "Votes for Women" printed in black and a small American flag.

This piece was created during the Pennsylvania Liberty Bell Campaign to pass a state suffrage referendum in 1915. Suffragists forged a replica of the Liberty Bell, known as the Justice Bell. The Justice Bell toured Pennsylvania with the clapper chained to its side. The clapper would not ring until women won the vote.

Date

[1915]

Subject

Advertising, Political--United States
Buttons
Campaign buttons
Liberty Bell
Political campaigns
Ribbons
United States--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Votes for Women
Women--Suffrage--Pennsylvania

Creator

Newark, N.J. : Whitehead & Hoag Co. (Manufacturer)

Format

2 cm.

Language

English

Identifier

MEMR.1915.10

Coverage

Pennsylvania

Original Format

Ribbon (material)
Buttons (information artifacts)

Physical Dimensions

2 cm.

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