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  LARGE, SWALLOWTAILED, YELLOW SUFFRAGETTE PENNANT WITH APPLIED LETTERING THAT READS "VOTES FOR WOMEN” DOWN A WIDE BLACK STRIPE, CIRCA 1910-1920

Available: Sold
Frame Size (H x L): 21.75" x 43"
Flag Size (H x L): 11.5" x 29.5"
Description....:
Large, felt, Suffragette pennant with a tapered, swallowtail format. Golden yellow in color, with a black binding and black ties, there is a wide black stripe in the center, upon which applied gold felt letters read simply: "Votes for Women."

Golden yellow was the customary color of the suffrage movement in America, coupled with a variety of subordinate colors, primarily black on felt textiles. Purple and green were the traditional colors of the movement in England, though these sometimes appear in the States.

An example of this particular pennant is documented in "The Keynoter: Journal of the American Political Items Conservators," Summer/Fall/Winter 2008 (Women's Suffrage Special Triple Issue), Volume 2008, Number 2-4, p.37.) Yellow Suffrage pennants were often produced in two variants, with the colors simply reversed. One in this style is documented in the same reference on p. 129.

Mounting: The pennant has been hand-stitched to 100% hemp fabric. The mount was in gilded French molding with an Early American profile, to which a rippled profile molding, black with gold highlights, was added as a cap. The glazing is U.V. protective plexiglass.

Condition: There is minor to modest soling and staining and there is a small nick in the letter “O” in the word “women.”. The great scarcity of suffrage textiles well-warrants the condition.
Collector Level: Intermediate-Level Collectors and Special Gifts
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Earliest Date of Origin: 1910
Latest Date of Origin: 1920
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Price: SOLD
 

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