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Votes for Women

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | August 26, 2021

On this date in 1919 the state legislature ratified the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States granting women the right to vote. 
In honor of that we present this triangular yellow women's suffrage badge, printed "Votes For Women," which was used in 1919.