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"Rallying for Tea" Afternoon tea was served in a grand style. The affairs were supervised by women and viewed as an expression of their refinement and social status. Mrs. Alva Vanderbilt Belmont had a special Chinese tea house built on the grounds of Marble House in 1913. The building eventually served as a setting where the elegant act of serving tea was used as a vehicle for women's suffrage meeting on July 8th, 1914.The tea party was actually a militant rally for women's rights. Mrs. Belmont also served as the President of the Political Equality Association of New York, a position she used to further the cause of "Votes for Women". This served as the motto of the suffrage movement and it appeared on a special service of Minton china she ordered in 1909, which is currently displayed at Marble House. \
This Votes for Women Pot Holder is a great item to use to serve your guests. Dimensions are 8" X 8".
The Votes for Women Oven Mitt is a perfect way to show your support for the Right to Vote! Pair with any of the Votes for Women tableware for a perfect set!
Adapted from the Votes For Women motto that was used in n1909 at the famous suffrage open house at Marble House, Rhode Island, this tea towel is 100% cotton