Hand Held Fan : Keep Cool and Raise A Breeze for Suffrage! Votes for Women. [1915]

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Title

Hand Held Fan : Keep Cool and Raise A Breeze for Suffrage! Votes for Women. [1915]

Description

Yellow square cardboard fan with black print attached to a wooden dowel. One side reads "Keep Cool and Raise A Breeze for Suffrage! Votes for Women, Votes for Women."

On the reverse is an illustration by Emily Chamberlain of two children dressed in patriotic clothing with the quote "I want to speak for myself at the polls."

This fan was one of several versions created to support the unsuccessful Empire State campaign advocating for a referendum to add a suffrage amendment to the New York State constitution. 35,000 paper fans were distributed during the campaign.

Date

[1915]

Subject

Chamberlain, Emily Hall
Election
Political campaigns
States' rights (American politics)---History--20th century
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.
Women--Political activity
Women--Suffrage--New York

Creator

New York State Woman Suffrage Party

Publisher

New York, N.Y. : National Woman Suffrage Publishing Company, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Format

Paper and wood

Language

English

Identifier

MEMR.1915.01

Coverage

New York

Original Format

Hand held fan

Physical Dimensions

Fan: 17.5 cm.
Wood dowel: 17.5 cm.

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