Pinback button : Votes for Women 1915. 1915

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Title

Pinback button : Votes for Women 1915. 1915

Description

Turquoise, brown and white pinback features the rising sun in gold against a white ground with "Votes for Women" above the sun rays and "1915" at the base of the button. The lettering is printed in turquoise.

Issued during the Empire State campaign to lobby New York voters to approve a woman suffrage amendment on November 2, 1915. The National American Woman Suffrage Association, led by Carrie Chapman Catt, used the rising sun as the campaign's emblem. The New York referendum was defeated in 1915 but passed two years later in November 1917.

White back paper contains the name of the manufacturer.

Date

1915

Subject

Advertising, Political--United States
Buttons
Campaign buttons
Campaign insignia
National American Woman Suffrage Association
Political campaigns
Referendum
Women--Suffrage--New York

Creator

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

Language

English

Identifier

BUTN.1915.12

Original Format

Buttons (information artifacts)
celluloid (cellulosic)

Physical Dimensions

2 cm. diam.

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