Mrs. Alva Erskine Smith Vanderbilt Belmont (1853-1933) was first married to William K. Vanderbilt, grandson of Cornelius, in 1875. At the time of her divorce, she came under the influence of Anna Howard Shaw, a noted suffragist and worked the rest of her life with the most militant groups of the suffrage movement.
The 'Votes for Women' motto was used in 1909 at the famous suffrage open house in Marble House, Newport Rhode Island.
Adapted from the motto, this tea towel is 100% cotton.
27 x 16 in