|Type of Object||Ribbon|
Campaign ribbons, 1916
This cluster of three ribbons includes a GFWC delegate ribbon with three pins, including a GFWC Unity & Diversity pin (1893 edition) and a campaign button featuring a picture of Mrs. Sam L. B. Sneath. The two other ribbons highlight the GFWC Michigan State Federation. Laura Sneath, a native of Ohio, served as First Vice President under GFWC President Anna Pennybacker (1912-1916). She was defeated by Ione Cowles (1916-1920) at the 1916 GFWC Convention held in New York City. The New York Times reported that Mrs. Sneath led a strong campaign with "a headquarters, a campaign manager, and enthusiasm and badges enough for a three months' campaign."
Found in Collection, 1916.002.
1. New York City 1916 - 7 3/4" X 2". Lt. green with silver lettering. GFWC Delegate New York City May 23-June 2, 1916 with three buttons attached: GFWC Unity & Diversity; Local Biennial 1916 GFWC Magazine; For President Mrs. Sam L. B. Sneath.
2. Michigan - 7" X 1 1/2".
3. M.S.F.W.C. 6 1/2" X 2 1/8" Distribution of Literature Lansing Oct. 19-20-21-22 1915.
Pennybacker, Anna J. Hardwicke
Cowles, Ione Virginia Hill
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