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National Equipment Co. Votes For Women

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09764 Author/Creator: National Equipment Co. Place Written: New York, New York Type: Object Date: circa 1900 Pagination: 1 pin : red, white, and blue ; 2 x 2 cm.

Summary of Content: One pin with that text that reads, "Votes For Women" printed by National Equipment Co., dated approximately 1900. Item is round with red border. Inside of border are four blue stars on a white background surrounded by a blue border. There is a sharp metal tack on the back.

Background Information: The four stars likely represent the four states that had suffrage for women at the time of the pin's creation, dating the pin to sometime between 1896 and 1910.


Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: SuffrageWomen's HistoryVoting RightsPinsWomen's suffrage

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform

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