A Maryland woman inherited a colorful mystery from her father: a purple and gold pennant emblazoned with the words “Votes for Women.”
The imagery fascinates her – four women rallying around a fifth woman who stands blowing a trumpet. She wonders if the pennant belonged to her grandmother, Addie Luther Blemly.
She knows her grandmother lived in Wolcott, NY, but knows little more about her life.
History Detectives host Elyse Luray sets out to learn the significance of this pennant and to find out whether Addie Blemly played a role in Woman Suffrage.
Women's Suffrage Memorabilia
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