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Object ID 1943.106
Object Name Banner
Collection Textiles
Credit line Gift of Mrs. A. D. Warner in Memory of Martha S. Cranston
Date 1915
Description Single-sided banner printed on yellow fabrikoid (a faux leather material introduced by the by Dupont Company in 1908) with black text: "Equal / Suffrage / Association / of / Wilmington / Founded / 1895." The base of the banner has a scalloped edge trimmed with 1 3/4" long gold and white tassels and it is mounted to a fluted white plastic pole with ridged gold finials and gold silk cord.
Dimensions W-34.5 L-45.5 inches
Dimension Details banner dimensions; the tassels add 1 3/4" to the overall length. The pole the banner hangs from is 46 1/2" long.
Owned Equal Suffrage Association of Wilmington
Used Equal Suffrage Association of Wilmington
Provenance This banner was carried by members of the Wilmington Equal Suffrage Association, who were part of a suffrage parade held in Philadelphia, PA on May 1, 1915. The ladies started their march from their headquarters at 305 Delaware Avenue and then travelled down Market Street to the Fourth Street wharf, where they took the boat to Philadelphia to take part in the larger parade where this banner made its first appearance.

The banner was presented to the Society on November 17, 1943 by Emalea Pusey Warner and Mary R. deVou during a special ceremony to honor Martha S. Cranston (a founder and President of the Delaware Woman's Suffrage Society from 1895-1914) at Old Town Hall. Emalea Pusey Warner (1853-1948) was a leader in the women's suffrage movement in Delaware and acquired the banner from the organization after women finally got the vote and it was retired.
Subjects Women's suffrage
Women's rights
Parades & processions
Search Terms Banners
Equal Suffrage Association of Wilmington
Women's Suffrage
Women's Rights
Dupont Company
Twentieth Century
New Castle County
Material Dupont "Fabrikoid"
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE
Event Women's Suffrage parade in Philadelphia, PA