Featured Artifacts

Below are a small selection of exciting artifacts and images included in the Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial exhibition. 

Area 1: Agitate! Agitate!, 1776-1890

Bloomer Costume
Susan B. Anthony's Alligator Purse
Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s writing desk
Sojourner Truth, framed carte de visite

Area 2: Winning the Vote, 1890-1920

Phyllis Wheatley Club, Buffalo, New York
Group of Harriet May Mills personal ribbons, 1898–1917
Votes for Women Pilgrimage Petition, 1912
Women Suffrage Headquarters Auburn, New York During the 1915 campaign

Area 3: The Continuing Fight for Equal Rights, 1920-Present

Equal Rights Amendment, bracelet, ca.1975
New York State Women’s Democratic News, July 1925
NOW banner used by Rhoda Barney Jenkins, ca.1980
Campaign buttons for Shirley Chisholm and Bella Abzug, ca.1970