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[Woman’s suffrage campaign realia]
[ca. 1895-1915]
The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection includes a wide selection of American and British suffrage pins. Activists were encouraged to “show your colors all day long” and have the “courage of their convictions.” The black on gold “Votes for Women” button was the most widely used design in the United States. Note the pins for Catholic, Welsh, and men’s organizations. Goods promoting the cause included badges, ribbons, jewelry, and even mechanical pencils. American and British activists borrowed designs from each other and adapted them as needed.
Woman's Suffrage Realia Collection
[Woman’s suffrage campaign realia], [ca. 1895-1915], Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed March 20, 2023,


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