Woman Suffrage Postcard, 1911

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This postcard celebrates the passage of full suffrage in California in 1911 by depicting the symbolic adding of that state’s star to a ssuffrage flag." California joined stars representing the passage of suffrage in Wyoming (1869), Colorado (1893), Utah (1896), Idaho (1896), and Washington (1910) on the flag.
The National American Woman Suffrage Association began a postcard campaign in 1910, partly to raise awareness of the cause and partly as a fundraiser. The cards could be funny, serious, or sentimental. Some employed powerful patriotic symbols and logical arguments to make their case for woman’s right to vote.
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Marjorie Longwell
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Political and Military History: Political History, Women's History Collection
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Woman Suffrage
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Women's Suffrage
overall: 6 in x 4 1/4 in x 1/32 in; 15.24 cm x 10.795 cm x .0508 cm
National Museum of American History
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