Business Women's Club Suffrage Ribbon

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

Date

ca. 1900-1920

Rights

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Format

Type

Still image

Files

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Citation

“Business Women's Club Suffrage Ribbon,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed July 31, 2021, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/1024.