Pin It! and Show Your Colors!
Pins and buttons proliferated as the suffrage movement matured. As California suffragist Alice Park (1861–1961), suggested, pins aroused “curiosity among strangers,” and wearing one’s “colors” provided opportunities to lobby tradesmen, salespeople, and passersby. Tens of thousands of leaflets and signs, such as the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association’s brightly colored tin bluebird, were posted on trees, poles, and in windows in support of state canvasses for suffrage.