Hood Ornament, "Votes for Women," 1900-1920

The Henry Bruml Company1900/1920

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Automobiles became significant in the later years of the long fight for women's suffrage, or equal voting rights. Suffragists organized automobile processions, complete with music and colorful decorations, to attract favorable press and rally support around the cause. Participating vehicles could be outfitted with hood ornaments like this one, which called for "Votes for Women" and held two small flags.

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  • Title: Hood Ornament, "Votes for Women," 1900-1920
  • Creator: The Henry Bruml Company
  • Date Created: 1900/1920
  • Location: United States, New York, New York
  • Subject Keywords: Hood ornaments, Automobile radiator ornaments, Voting, Women's rights, Automobiles
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=242001
  • Object Name: Hood ornament
  • Object ID: 00.4.1858
  • Image ID: THF51777
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.