Ribbon

Object Number: 
INV.7421.1
Date: 
1910-1920
Medium: 
Satin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 17 1/2 in. ( 2.2 x 44.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: all over: "VOTES FOR WOMEN/ WOMAN SUFFRAGE PARTY"
Description: 
Yellow satin ribbon printed, "VOTES FOR WOMEN/ WOMAN SUFFRAGE PARTY" in black ink.
Gallery Label: 
The Woman Suffrage Party was organized by Carrie Chapman Catt in 1909 out of many small suffrage societies. It put the state legislature under intense pressure in 1915 forcing a referendum on votes for women in New York State. In 1917, a second vote was forced by more campaigning, helping women gain the vote in New York state. This ribbon belonged to New York suffragist Harriet Burton Laidlaw (1873-1949), who was chairman of the Woman Suffrage Party for the borough of Manhattan from about 1909 to 1916.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Dana Converse Backus, 1955
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group