The Awakening Tea Towel


‘The Awakening’ by Henry Mayer (1915).

This map appeared during the Empire State Campaign, a referendum on a suffrage amendment to the New York State constitution, aiming to concede equal voting rights to women. The referendum failed in 1915.
In Western states, women already had the right to vote, and this illustration shows the Eastern states’ desire for suffrage, or an ‘awakening’.
Finally, in 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified giving the right to vote to all citizens, regardless of sex.

Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 19in x 27.5in. Machine wash at 110 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.