Hand Held Fan : Keep Cool! There will be nothing to worry about after we get Votes for Women, 1915

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Title

Hand Held Fan : Keep Cool! There will be nothing to worry about after we get Votes for Women, 1915

Description

Yellow square cardboard fan with black print attached to a wooden dowel. One side reads "Keep Cool! There will be nothing to worry about after we get Votes for Women/ Election Day November 2."

On the reverse is a map of the suffrage states with additional text that reads: "If the men of the West trust their women with the ballot--Why can't the women of New York be trusted? Suffrage spreads from State to neighbor State. This proves it a success. Vote 'Yes' November 2."

The fan was one of several versions created to support the unsuccessful 1915 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

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.1915.13

Coverage

New York

Original Format

Hand held fan

Physical Dimensions

Fan: 17.5 cm.
Wood dowel: 17.5 cm.

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