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    Early Suffrage Voting Container. Women used this piece to cast their votes in a local election. The Suffragettes had lobbied for the right to vote since 1848, when the Seneca Falls Convention passed the "Declaration of Sentiment." When they finally were allowed to vote, often it was just in local or state elections. This large drum shaped tin ballot box was probably used in that way. The tin, showing much wear but maintaining much of its original tole wear decor, is stenciled with the tin makers' name along with the identification of "Women's Ballots." The "box" shows remnants of the original paper seal around the closure giving it credibility as having been put to use. Seldom seen and rarely offered this early piece is one of the more unusual and historical of items relating to the Suffrage Movement. Diameter 12".

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    June, 2006
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