Don’t get caught without gift ideas for the suffrage buff in your life!

Posted by on November 29, 2012 in 60-Second History Lesson | 3 comments

GUEST BLOGGER Ken Florey describes the background of writing his book in a special column for Suffrage Wagon News Channel. See his special blog posting.

Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia: An Illustrated Historical Study by Kenneth Florey will be published by McFarland Press in April/May of 2013. Order now and give as a holiday gift. This gift idea doesn’t have instant gratification, but it has substance guaranteed to last throughout the year.Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia: An Illustrated Historical Study, consists of a discussion of over 70 different types of memorabilia produced by activists to promote the cause, including postcards, buttons, ribbons, sashes, sheet music, china, and toys and games. The book relies on numerous period references to discuss the importance of memorabilia to the movement, and includes fascinating stories about individual objects. With over 215 photographs, many in color, this work is intended for suffrage buffs, as well as collectors and historians.

Book highlights include stories, in particular the suffrage prisoner who was accused of “biting” her warden when the official tried to rip off her blouse and was stuck by a suffrage pin. There’s the tale of the anti-suffragist who wrote to the Times, complaining that suffrage workers were essentially soliciting sex by having “pretty young girls” sell suffrage pencils on the street. And among others, the Wall Street broker who hawked colorful suffrage pins on the sidewalk much like stocks to the delight of the crowds surrounding him. AND MORE. See Ken’s article on the writing of his book, a special feature of SWNC.

Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia: An Illustrated Historical Study can be ordered in advance through the publisher, as well as Amazon. Check out Ken’s web site.

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3 Comments

  1. I love looking at old photographs of important women in history. Nothing screams greatness than Rosa Parks, Mother Theresa and so many other pioneers, political leaders and poignant women. I am proud. Hope to be someone else’s hero.

  2. I like the gift ideas from National Women’s History Museum, though some things are really stereotypical. An apron. Really? Things on there look good, though. Oh well.

  3. What kind of suffrage gifts would be good for a women in her 20′s? My gf is a history buff, but I’m not quite sure the direction I should go.

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