Eleanor Roosevelt Enamel Pin
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Approximately 1 1/2 X 1 inch
When you think about it, it’s true: well behaved women rarely make history. Attributed to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, the quote on this enamel pin might be an indicator to others of your tendencies toward misbehavior. The perfect addition to your hat, bag, lapel or scarf, it was carefully constructed by hand and is exclusive to the National Archives Store. It is one of the unique pins in our collection.
In 1915, American women were pushing for equal rights, particularly the right to vote in national elections. They lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the Constitution. Finally, Congress passed on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment, which guarantees all American women the right to vote. The Nineteenth Amendment Joint Resolution of Congress and many other records related to women’s equal rights are preserved and protected in the National Archives.