Susan B. Anthony’s Silk Shawl
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- Anthony, Susan B.
- Woman’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony wore this red shawl when advocating for woman’s rights at suffrage conventions, speaking engagements or congressional sessions. Red shawls became one of her trademarks and a way to make her instantly recognizable to reporters and the public. It was said in Washington that there were two signs of spring: the return of Congress to the nation’s capital and the sight of Anthony’s red shawl as she also returned to lobby congressmen.
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- National American Woman Suffrage Association
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- red (overall color)
- silk (overall material)
- overall: 63 in x 63 in; 160.02 cm x 160.02 cm
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- Political and Military History: Political History, Womens History/Reform Movements Collection
- Government, Politics, and Reform
- American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
- Woman Suffrage
- National Museum of American History
- History, Women's Suffrage
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