Susan B. Anthony’s Silk Shawl
- Woman’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony wore this red shawl when advocating for woman’s rights at suffrage conventions, speaking engagements or congressional sessions. Red shawls became one of her trademarks and a way to make her instantly recognizable to reporters and the public. It was said in Washington that there were two signs of spring: the return of Congress to the nation’s capital and the sight of Anthony’s red shawl as she also returned to lobby congressmen.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- associated person
- Anthony, Susan B.
- Credit Line
- National American Woman Suffrage Association
- Physical Description
- red (overall color)
- silk (overall material)
- overall: 63 in x 63 in; 160.02 cm x 160.02 cm
- Object Name
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