Radical Tea Towel

The Awakening Tea Towel



This tea towel is based on a cartoon by the artist Henry Mayer published in the humor magazine Puck in 1915 in support of efforts to amend the New York State constitution to allow equal voting rights for women. In Western states, women already had the right to vote. The cartoon portrays the Eastern states’ desire for suffrage as an ‘awakening’. A referendum was held on an amendment to the New York constitution, but it failed. 


19 x 30 inches


100% Premium Cotton with Hanging Loop

Care Instructions:

Machine wash at 110 degrees maximum. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. 

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