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    "I'm a Voter" Suffrage Pinback, 20mm diameter. Black type on metallic gold background. Very good condition and hard to find. This classic celluloid was distributed at the Panama-Pacific Exposition held in San Francisco in 1915 at the suggestion of Jeanette Rankin that the consciousness of Eastern women at the event should be tweaked because many Western women at the event had the right to vote and they did not. Jeanette Rankin's home state of Montana granted women the franchise in 1914, and she, herself, became the first woman elected to Congress in 1916, four years before the passage of the national suffrage amendment.

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    February, 2007
    26th-27th Monday-Tuesday
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