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  RARE NEW YORK "VOTES FOR WOMEN" PENNANT WITH AN IMAGE OF A 1911 STATUETTE CALLED "SUFFRAGIST" BY ELLA BUCHANNAN, CA 1911-1920

Available: Sold
Frame Size (H x L): 20.5" x 42"
Flag Size (H x L): 11.25" x 33"
Description....:
RARE NEW YORK "VOTES FOR WOMEN" PENNANT WITH AN IMAGE OF A 1911 STATUETTE CALLED "SUFFRAGIST" BY ELLA BUCHANNAN, CA 1911-1920:

Triangular, felt, suffragette pennant distributed by the New York chapter of the Women's Suffrage Party (WSP). Printed in black on a yellow ground with fanciful lettering are the words "Votes for Women", accompanied by an image of a 1911 statuette by Ella Buchannan entitled the "The Suffragist Arousing Her Sisters". The suffragist is shown blowing her clarion over the figures of degradation, vanity, conventionality, and wage earner.

There are many types of Suffragette pennants, all of which are very desirable. Among them this is a standout and a very rare example. Versions of this style are documented in at least two text, including "Threads of History" by Herbert Ridgeway Collins (1979, Smithsonian Press) and a journal-like publication on Suffragette items published by the American Political Items Collectors (APIC).

The meaning behind the imagery, the rarity, and the New York relationship combined make for a stellar example.

Mounting: The textile has been hand-stitched to a background 100% cotton, black in color, which was washed to reduce excess dye. An acid-free agent was added to the wash to further set the dye, which was heat-treated for the same purpose. The mount was then placed in a modern, black-painted molding with a traditional profile and a gilded inner edge. The glazing is U.V. protective acrylic.

Condition: There are no serious condition issues.
Collector Level: Advanced Collectors and the Person with Everything
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Earliest Date of Origin: 1911
Latest Date of Origin: 1920
State/Affiliation: New York
War Association: WW 1
Price: SOLD
 

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