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
- Also with Elyse Luray Confederate Eyeglass Is this how southern sympathizers identified each other during the Civil War?
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Cast Iron Eagle Did this 12-foot-high eagle once grace the old Grand Central Station in Manhattan?
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Ince Ledger What does this accounts ledger for a movie company have to do with the changing world of the Lakota Sioux?
- Also in Emerging Modern America: 1890-1930 Sears Home Might an Ohio couple's residence be a long-forgotten Sears home?
- Also with Elyse Luray Our Colored Heroes Is this a WWI recruitment poster... or something else?
- Also in Season 9 Modoc Basket What tales does this basket weave of the heroism of an American-Indian woman?
This is a place for opinions, comments, questions and discussion; a place where viewers of History Detectives can express their points of view and connect with others who value history. We ask that posters be polite and respectful of all opinions. History Detectives reserves the right to delete comments that don’t conform to this conduct. We will not respond to every post, but will do our best to answer specific questions, or address an error.