• Broadside Promotes New York City's Final Suffrage Meeting In 1917

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    The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle and took decades.  Preceding the vote in New York on November 6, 1917, was a meeting with several speakers including Mrs. Flora McD. Dennison, the famous Canadian Woman Suffrage Leader. Women would achieve full suffrage in New York on November 6, 1917, a week after this public meeting.

     

    Offering a scarce 6 x 8 ½ broadside advertising “The Final Suffrage Mass Meeting” Thursday, October 25, 1917.

     

    The broadside as printed: “You Will Wish To Hear The Famous Canadian Woman Suffrage Leader Mrs. Flora McD. Dennison and Mr. Frank Dunham (Formerly of Colorado) Also The Liberty Loan Speaker Rev. Dr. J. Ellenwood at The Final Suffrage Mass Meeting in The Common Council Chamber City Hall Thursday, October 25 At 8:00 P.M., Presiding Officer, Major E.J. Foley, Vote for Woman Suffrage Amendment No. 1 Nov. 6th.” Printed by Century Printing, Co., Broadway, Watervliet, New York.

     

    DENNISON’s work in the suffrage movement grew after her move to Toronto. She served as president of the Canadian Suffrage Association from 1911 to 1914 until her controversial support for the militant tactics of the Women’s Social and Political Union in England resulted in her forced resignation. Still, she continued to advocate and speak on behalf of woman’s suffrage as evidenced by this broadside.

     

    Broadside on toned newsprint. In very good condition and a wonderful example of woman’s suffrage history.  A few copies held in institutions.

     

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