New York City: National American Woman Suffrage Association, N.d., but c. 1917. Vintage flier. One salmon-colored sheet, printed in black. Verso blank. Approx. 10.5 x 7.25" Tiny chip at top edge next to a small snag without loss; left edge minute nick, lower left corner loss without approaching text, faint crease; else clean and very good plus. Earlier printings state “BECAUSE 5,000,000 women in the United States are wage workers … ." This flier states “8,000,000,” which conforms with a holding at the University of Houston which they hazard to date.
The National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) was formed in 1890 as the result of a merger between the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, and the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA), led by Lucy Stone, Henry Blackwell, and Julia Ward Howe. These opposing groups were organized in the late 1860s, partly as the result of a disagreement over strategy. NAWSA favored women's enfranchisement through a federal constitutional amendment, while AWSA believed success could be more easily achieved through state-by-state campaigns. NAWSA combined both of these philosophies, securing the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 through a series of well-orchestrated state campaigns under the dynamic direction of Carrie Chapman Catt. With NAWSA's primary goal of women's enfranchisement now a reality, the organization was naturally transformed into the League of Women Voters.. Very good+. Item #497