[Women's Suffrage] 1924 B.C. Polling Station Palm Card * together with * "Some Plain Facts About the Oliver Government"
Vancouver, BC: The Provincial Liberal Association, . Paperback. Two ephemeral B.C. election items, both published by the Liberal Party during the 1924 Provincial elections : 1) a 31 page pamphlet [staple-bound, 9 inches tall] titled "Some Plain Facts About the Oliver Government" containing convincing arguments backed up by the most recent Provincial vital statistics (1923) and the rubber stamp "Vote for Kenneth Campbell / You know he is a / WORKER" on upper bottom cover ; 2) a Liberal sponsored, pictorial polling station palm card [3.75 x 7 inches wide, printed in black ink onto thick card] w. "B.C. Provincial Elections / June 20, 1924 / Vote and Work for THE SOLID SIX LIBERALS" printed on front - infilled in holograph blue ink with an individuals voter number and polling division, verso with a printed list of Vancouver polling stations and their addresses. Both items w. toning and minor wear. Near Fine. Item #4385
The palm card highlights Mary Ellen (Mrs. Ralph) Smith, with her photo in the upper left corner. Smith was a prominent suffragist in British Columbia and the first woman to run (and be elected) in the Vancouver by-election held 24 January 1918. It was also the first time women were allowed (except Asian and Indigenous women) to vote in a provincial election.
Price: $150.00 CAD other currencies