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Associated institution:
Brooklyn Woman Suffrage Association  Search this
Associated person:
Anthony, Susan  Search this
Physical Description:
gold (overall color)
silk (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 in x 1 3/4 in x 1/4 in; 15.24 cm x 4.445 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
badge
Associated date:
1869
Description:
This ribbon was worn by a member of the Brooklyn Woman Suffrage Association.
The ribbon honors Susan B. Anthony. The date, 1869, refers to the year in which Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman’s Suffrage Association. The quote “Failure is Impossible” is from Anthony’s last public speech, delivered in 1906. In that speech Anthony proclaimed that she knew the struggle for women’s suffrage would end in victory because so many outstanding women had given the bulk of their lives to the cause. Anthony died shortly after giving the speech, and “Failure is Impossible” became a rallying cry for suffragists across the nation in her honor and memory.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Women's Suffrage  Search this
Credit Line:
Library of Congress
ID Number:
PL.242991.295
Catalog number:
242991.295
Accession number:
242991
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Womens History/Reform Movements Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Woman Suffrage
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_508092