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AMERICAN SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT PENNANT WITH "VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, CIRCA 1912-1920

AMERICAN SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT PENNANT WITH "VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, CIRCA 1912-1920

Web ID: ws-122
Available: In Stock
Frame Size (H x L): 19.75" x 38.5"
Flag Size (H x L): 10.5" x 29"
 
Description:
American Suffrage movement pennant, with a standard, triangular taper. Made of yellow felt, with a narrow, black felt binding along the hoist, the simple message: "Votes for Women" is printed in black pigment, in Roman letters of descending scale. Note the whimsically scrolling on the “S,” complimented by the outstretched right leg of the “R.” Though not extraordinarily unusual in its basic form, I have not before encountered this precise style.

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.

Mounting: The pennant has been hand-stitched to 100% hemp fabric. The mount was then placed in a concave molding with a very dark brown finish, almost black, with reddish undertones and highlights, to which a black-painted, hand-gilded and distressed, Italian molding, was added as a cap. The glazing is U.V. protective plexiglass.

Condition: There is modest soling, accompanied by a couple of tiny dark stains and minor misprinting. Many of my clients prefer early flags to show their age and history of use. The pennant presents beautifully and the great scarcity of suffrage textiles well-warrants its state of preservation.
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Collector Level: Intermediate-Level Collectors and Special Gifts
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Earliest Date of Origin: 1912
Latest Date of Origin: 1920
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