NAWSA National Convention Delegate Ribbons

Emilia D. van Beugen, photographer1901/1919

Women's Suffrage Memorabilia

Women's Suffrage Memorabilia
United States

In 1890 the American Woman Suffrage Association joined forces with its rival, the National Woman Suffrage Association, to form the mainstream National American Woman Suffrage Association. Delegate ribbons were made for most, if not all, of NAWSA’s subsequent yearly conventions, although the earliest known example is from the 1895 gathering in Atlanta.

Programs for some of the first conventions indicate that separate ribbons were made for those delegates who had specific assignments at these meetings, such as serving as ushers and pages. Distinctive ribbons also helped to separate official delegates from those who were simply attendees.


  • Title: NAWSA National Convention Delegate Ribbons
  • Creator: Emilia D. van Beugen, photographer
  • Date: 1901/1919

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