New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Dressed for the vote


August 24, 2020

This advertisement for "Shadow Laces" ran in a June 1914 edition of the Transcript.

When suffrage activists began staging parades in 1908 to bring attention to their cause, organizers instructed women marchers to look their best. They followed New York women labor organizers' successful strategy to appear as appealing and feminine as possible to avoid being stereotyped by anti-suffragists as unattractive crones and aggressive hellions, according to T. J. Boisseau in "Women Wor...

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