Thirteen (13) Women's Suffrage related pinback buttons, including one (1) Women's Political Union Trumpeter Button. 1st item: Button depicting a suffragette in green armor and a sword blowing a trumpet on castle ramparts while holding a flag emblazoned with eleven stars, representing the states which allowed women to vote, with a banner reading "WOMEN'S POLITICAL UNION", surrounded by a purple border with white lettering reading "VOTES FOR WOMEN." Ehrman of Boston maker's marks, bottom edge. Women's Political Union back paper. 2nd-5th items: Four (4) buttons, each with black lettering reading "VOTES FOR WOMEN" against a gold background. One (1) retains back paper. 6th-8th items: Three (3) buttons, each depicting a singing woman with upswept black hair holding a page of sheet music, with black lettering reading "DON'T LET IT SUFFER" across the bottom. All retain back paper. 9th-10th items: Two (2) Frances E. Willard portrait buttons. Do not retain back paper. 11th-13th items: Three (3) anti-suffrage buttons. Two (2) retain back paper. Ranging in size from 5/8" to 1 1/4" dia. Provenance: Private Southern estate. CONDITION: All items overall good condition with light surface scratches, some with minute surface spots. Toning/dampstaining to back papers. Rust to metal. 1st item: Inconspicuous 3/4" dent, top right. 6th-8th items: Minute surface spots to edges. One button with 1" area of loss to edge. 9th-10th items: Minute spots to surface of celluloid button. 11th-13th items: 1/8" area of peeling to edge of red button.
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