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The Awakening Tea Towel

$22.00
  • Sturdy half panama unbleached US cotton (19" x 27.5")
  • Our special inks mean that colors last in the wash
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This tea towel is based on a cartoon by the artist Henry Mayer published in the humor magazine Puck in 1915 in support of efforts to amend the New York State constitution to allow equal voting rights for women. In Western states, women already had the right to vote. The cartoon portrays the Eastern states’ desire for suffrage as an ‘awakening’. A referendum was held on an amendment to the New York constitution, but it failed. 

Only in 1920 was the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution 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.