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Circa 1915 Votes For Women Pennant
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $1,624.00
Circa 1915 "Votes for Women" suffrage pennant was very likely used in a women's suffrage parade in Littleton, Massachusetts. The pennant is comprised of orange and blue felt with applied lettering reading "Votes for Women" in white on one side and "Littleton" in orange on the verso. Littleton, Massachusetts, located just northwest of Boston, is one of the earliest colonial settlements, dating to 1686. Protest for universal women's suffrage in the U.S. began as early as the 1820s and peaked around 1913 with the formation of The Congressional Union for Women's Suffrage. This group took a militant approach, organizing pickets, parades, and protests at many sites, including outside the White House. This item dates to those years of activism by suffragettes which ultimately resulted in the passage in 1920 of the 19th Amendment, providing the right to vote for women. This is a very interesting suffragette item, ideal for display. Length: 29 inches long. Height: 11 inches. Excellent condition. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $1,624.00
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