Sashes were ubiquitous during suffrage parades and demonstrations. Large groups of women wearing sashes, white dresses and hats made a powerful visual statement about public support for votes for women. But activists could wear them at any time or for any occasion. This sash is in the yellow of the American Woman Suffrage Party. The mark near the fold is likely a cigarette burn.
Woman Suffrage Party, [“Woman Suffrage Party” sash], [ca. 1895–1915], Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed September 30, 2023, https://exhibits.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/baskin/item/4231