Election day in the US is just 2 days away and I thought I’d share a photo of a gift I received after entering the race for the Virginia House of Delegates.
Like many of you, LMA from Suffragette Kitty has become a WordPress friend and supporter of my campaign. She is a passionate feminist and supporter of the Women’s Movement, and I love her writing. Early in the campaign, LMA sent me this collection of items from Orchard House, the home of Louisa May Alcott.
“In the days before the 19th Amendment, a wealthy Newport socialite ordered a tea set emblazoned with the phrase “Votes for Women” to make a point to the influential guests who often dined with her. The Alcotts were ardent supporters of the women’s suffrage movement, and today we offer replicas of this tea set and other items bearing the “Votes for Women” motto” (from the Museum Store catalog).
And one more thing: Thank you for your friendship and support, emotionally and financially, during this campaign. I cannot thank you enough and I look forward to visiting with you soon!