Obverse
Obverse

Obverse

ZFC3238

US // Woman's Suffrage Pennant / Wash. DC - 1913

Sub-collection: Woman Suffrage

US // Woman's Suffrage Pennant / Wash. DC - 1913

This cotton gauze pennant with a decorative imprint was created
for the Woman Suffrage Parade held on 3 March 1913, one day prior to the
inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson. The suffragette Alice Paul and
the National American Woman Suffrage Association organized a march down
Washington DC's Pennsylvania Avenue. The parade was huge for its day, with
over 5,000 participants that included four mounted units, nine bands, and over
twenty floats. Among the marchers were such luminaries as Inez Milholland,
Helen Keller, and Nellie Bly.

This important march attracted much attention for both the cause, suffrage
for women, and the mistreatment of the marchers by both onlookers and the
police. This attention did much to further the cause of woman suffrage in the
United States as the journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochran writing under her pen
name, Nellie Bly, championed the suffragette cause in her article "Suffragists are
Men's Superiors."

Decorative pennants like this are extremely rare since they were seldom
preserved. This pennant was imprinted on gauze with a stylized capitol dome, a
stylized American eagle, "1913", the location, Washington D.C., and the slogan
"Votes for Women."

ZFC Important Flag
Item is Framed



Hoist & Fly

Width of Hoist 9.75
Length of Fly 25.75

Stripes

Size of Hoist 1

Frame

Is it framed? yes
Frame Height 12.75`
Frame Length 28.75

Stars

Are there stars on obverse? no
Are there stars on reverse? no

Stripes

Has a Blood Stripe? no

Crest/Emblem

Description of Crest/Emblem Printed on gauze with paint

Nationality

Nation Represented United States

Fabric

Fabric Gauze
Comments on Fabric Cotton Gauze

Stitching

Stitching Combination
Comments on Stitching Hand & Machine stitching

Attachment

Comments on Method of Attachmen Framed 12.75 x 28.75

Applica

Applique Sides Single Sided = Design on one side only

PDF Files
Gallery Copy

Documentation

Documents
All original documents and drawings are held in the Zaricor Flag Collection Archives.
Drawings
All original documents and drawings are held in the Zaricor Flag Collection Archives.

Condition

Condition Good
Damage Used, worn, soiled
Displayable yes

Date

Date 1913

Exhibits

Exhibition Copy University of California - Santa Cruz
Board of Councilors Meeting, Rare Flags Exhibit
Santa Cruz, CA
7 June 2012

Santa Cruz, CA, June 7, 2012: The Zaricor Flag Collection exhibited 34 flags and artifacts at the University of California Santa Cruz Campus for the Board of Councilors Meeting.

Woman Suffrage
Parade Pennant

Date: 1913

Media: Cotton gauze netting imprinted with paint.

Comment: This cotton gauze pennant with a decorative imprint was created
for the Woman Suffrage Parade held on 3 March 1913, one day prior to the
inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson. The suffragette Alice Paul and
the National American Woman Suffrage Association organized a march down
Washington DC's Pennsylvania Avenue. The parade was huge for its day, with
over 5,000 participants that included four mounted units, nine bands, and over
twenty floats. Among the marchers were such luminaries as Inez Milholland,
Helen Keller, and Nellie Bly.
This important march attracted much attention for both the cause, suffrage
for women, and the mistreatment of the marchers by both onlookers and the
police. This attention did much to further the cause of woman suffrage in the
United States as the journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochran writing under her pen
name, Nellie Bly, championed the suffragette cause in her article "Suffragists are
Men's Superiors."
Decorative pennants like this are extremely rare since they were seldom
preserved. This pennant was imprinted on gauze with a stylized capitol dome, a
stylized American eagle, "1913", the location, Washington D.C., and the slogan
"Votes for Women."

Provenance: Acquired in 2008 by the Zaricor Flag Collection (ZFC3238) at
auction, Heritage Auction Inc., Dallas, Texas.
www.FlagCollection.com