|SILK SUFFRAGETTE RIBBON WITH “VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, 1910-1919
|Frame Size (H x L):||5.75" x 8.5"|
|Flag Size (H x L):||1.5" x 4.25"|
|Suffragette ribbon, made of golden yellow silk and overprinted in black with text that reads "Votes for Women". These could be worn on the lapel or utilized in any sort of fashion to adorn hats and clothing.
Golden yellow was the customary color of the suffrage movement in America; a tradition began with the first actual campaign to give women the right to vote. This took place in 1867 in Kansas, the first state to hold a referendum on the issue, when suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Carrie Stanton focused their efforts there and wore sunflowers—the state flower—in a show of support, as well as yellow ribbons. The flower was an appropriate emblem for a rising sun and growth, which led to its use in other states, and the carryover of the color to many other objects of the campaign for years to come. In England, green, white, and violet were the colors of the movement, their names reflecting the letters GWV, from the slogan or chant, “give women the vote”. Various groups also used these also in the States, sometimes substituting golden yellow for green or violet, and sometimes with all of the colors represented.
Mounting: The ribbon has been hand-stitched to 100% cotton twill, black in color, that has been washed and treated for colorfastness. The rippled profile molding is black with gold highlights. Spacers keep the textile away from the glazing, which is. U.V. protective glass.
|Collector Level:||Beginners and Holiday Gift Giving|
|Earliest Date of Origin:||1910|
|Latest Date of Origin:||1919|
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