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Business Women's Club Suffrage Ribbon

Item

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Title

Business Women's Club Suffrage Ribbon

Subject

Description

This “BWC” ribbon, in the colors of the women’s suffrage movement, was most likely worn by a member of the Business Women’s Club. Many women became politically engaged through their involvement in women’s clubs. This ribbon was probably worn at one of the BWC’s suffrage meetings: perhaps in 1901 when leader Laura Clay visited the club or in the 1910s when voting rights for women became a popular (and divisive) cause.

Source

Filson Museum Collection, Gift of Elizabeth Armstrong Ray

Format

Collection

Citation

“Business Women's Club Suffrage Ribbon,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed June 19, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/1024.