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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: 1900 circa Pagination: 1 pin : red, white, and blue ; 2 x 2 cm.

Summary of Content: One circular pin with the words "Votes For Women" printed in red along with four blue stars on a white background with a blue border. 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. There is a sharp metal pin on the back used to attach the item to garments. The back of the pin reads "National Equipment Co, 12 E. (illegible) St., New York, Tel.2477-Gram," along with a small illustration that appears to be a company logo.

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

Subjects: SuffrageWomen's HistoryVoting Rights

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform

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