Votes for Women Tray
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Made in New York, U.S.A.
- 8 X 8 inches
- Felt padded on reverse
- Food safe
- Wipe clean
This decoupage glass tray features a Cliff Berryman cartoon depicting the proud winners on Election Day in New York in 1917, when a women’s suffrage amendment was made to the state constitution. Great for holding keys, jewelry, glasses or other items, the tray is also food safe and is equally suited for display on a plate hanger or gallery easel.
In 1917, New Yorkers elected to add a women’s suffrage amendment to the state constitution, allowing them the vote. The win was a triumph for the women of New York. Radical changes taking place in American society at that time saw them pushing for equal rights, and the right to vote in national elections. The persistent efforts of the suffrage movement finally brought about the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920, allowing all women to vote.
Cliff Berryman’s cartoon celebrated the proud winners on that Election Day. Berryman was one of Washington’s best-known and most-admired graphic political commentators in the first half of the 20th century, and much of his work is preserved in the National Archives.