Item #4436 What Every Woman Knows: That any work that needs doing is Woman’s Work. New York State Woman Suffrage Party.

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New York State Woman Suffrage Party.

What Every Woman Knows: That any work that needs doing is Woman’s Work.

303 Fifth Ave., New York City: New York State Woman Suffrage Party, [ca. 1917]. Printed by N. W. S. Pub. Co. Handbill, 1 printed sheet, 6.75” x 4.75”. CONDITION: Good, on acidified paper.

This New York suffragist handbill, printed in advance of the 1917 New York State elections, lists some of the many ways that wives and husbands work together (the chores, the hay, the milking, the taxes, the mortgage, etc.) and asks “Why not vote together?” The last line encourages readers to “Let your husband know how you feel about it so he will vote to give women the vote in 1917.” The Woman Suffrage Party was founded by Carrie Chapman Catt in 1909 as a coalition of suffragist groups, and “contributed directly to the passage of a woman suffrage amendment in New York state” in 1917.

REFERENCES: Schaffer, Ronald. The New York City Woman Suffrage Party, 1909–1919. (NY, 1962), p. 269.

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