Woman Suffrage "Objection" Banner

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One half of a set of Woman Suffrage Objection and Answer Banners. This banner was used in White House pickets supporting woman’s suffrage.
These banners took some of what suffragists considered the most ridiculous objections to woman suffrage and pointed out their folly using disarming humor. This set paired the Objection, "Women are TOO PURE for the DIRTY POOL of politics" and "Answer If the Pool is dirty THE TIME HAS COME TO CLEAN IT. Women have had Long Experience Cleaning up after Men."
Credit Line
Alice Paul Centennial Foundation, Inc.
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Political and Military History: Political History, Women's History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Woman Suffrage
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
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National Woman's Party
associated person
Paul, Alice
Women's Rights
Women's Suffrage
Equal Rights Amendment
Voting Rights
associated place
United States
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
ink (overall material)
average spatial: 21 3/4 in x 27 5/8 in; 55.245 cm x 70.1675 cm
National Museum of American History
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