This item is an extremely rare Womans Franchise League ¾ black on gold celluloid button. The Woman's Franchise League began in Indiana about 1911 as a successor to two other suffrage organizations, the Indianapolis Franchise Society founded in 1873 by Mr.Horace McKay and Miss Laura Donman, and the Legislative Council of Indiana Women. The League held its first convention in 1912, and emphasized "dignified conduct at all times" as its method along with action at the state level to give women the vote as its goal. When its objectives had been achieved nationally by passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, the League reconvened as the League of Woman Voters. It is not to be confused with the English group of a similar name, the Womens Franchise League (Womens instead of Womans). Created by the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst together with her husband Richard in 1889, fourteen years before she established the militant suffrage organization, the Womens Social and Political Union.
This Indiana pin is extremely rare and I know of only four copies available in collectors hands. It is in very good condition with no stains or scratches. It contains color photos of approximately 700 different American suffragist cards (the term suffragette was considered derogatory), along with background and analysis.
The item "Extremely Rare Woman Suffrage Button From IndianaBlack on Gold" is in sale since Saturday, January 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pinbacks, Bobbles, Lunchboxes\Pinbacks\Campaigns, Elections, Politics".The seller is "saskiatwo" and is located in Madison, Connecticut. This item can be shipped worldwide.