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Collection National Woman's Party Textile Collection
Catalog Number 1913.009
Object Name Banner
Title Beige banner reading "Failure is Impossible," 1913-1920
Date 1913-1920
Year Range from 1913
Year Range to 1920
Description Beige cotton sateen banner with stylized capital lettering in black paint reading "Failure is impossible." "Failure" is written in upsweeping curve with enlarged "F" while other words are written straight across beneath. Original chalk or ink markings are visible under paint. Banner is rectangular with applied gold fringe along pointed bottom edge. Top edge forms a hanging tube where front and back layers meet. Banner is backed in unbleached cotton muslin, which also forms a hanging tube at top edge and is attached to original backing with a small running stitch around all edges. A strip of twill tape, probably sized or varished, is loosely sewn to the top right of the muslin backing under the hanging tube and is lettered in pen to read "Nat. Womens Party 245001.6."
Dimensions W-32 L-54.5 inches
Material Cotton/Paint
People Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Subjects Banners
Parades & processions--Washington (D.C.)--1910-1920
Parades & processions
Suffrage
Suffragette
Suffragettes
Suffragists
Suffragists--United States--1910-1920
Search Terms 1910-1920
Banners
Suffrage
Suffrage parade
Suffrage--United States--1910-1920
Suffragist
Suffragists
Suffragists -- United States -- 1910-1920
Suffragists --United States --History
Suffragists--United States
Suffragists--United State--1910-1920
Suffragists--United States--1910-1920
Suffragists--United States-1910-1920
Parade
Parades & processions
Provenance Used by the National Woman's Party during picketing, protests and demonstrations in their fight for women's suffrage, 1913-1920.