"I Voted" Stickers from Our Special Collections

By Chris B. RSS Tue, June 2, 2020

It's Primary Election Day in Philadelphia! If you've signed up in Pennsylvania to vote by mail, you should have already received your ballot with its easy-to-follow instructions, enclosure envelope, and mailing envelope. The only thing not included was your "I voted" sticker. That's okay⁠—the Special Collections Division of the Free Library has you covered!

Our curators have dived into our Digital Collections to find some patriotic images to proudly adorn your t-shirt while you're on your social-distancing walks (or just wear it while you sit around the house). These voter stickers proudly declare that you've enacted your democratic right in five common languages spoken in Philadelphia. (Clockwise: English, Arabic, Spanish, Hindi, and Chinese). 

You could show off your love of the democratic process with this Federal Arts Project Eagle created by Caldecott winner Katherine Milhous (1894-1977), during her time with the W.P.A.:

Fun fact!  This image isn't in our Digital Collections yet, so you're getting a sneak preview now!


Or you could show off your love of William Penn, political cartoons, AND coloring by wearing this sticker, "Primaries Today 9/16/13"  by Frederick T. Richards (1864-1921). You get bonus points if you color it in. 


Speaking of #ColorOurCollections, pre-voters can show off their coloring skills with a sticker based on Marta! Big & Small by author and illustrator Angela Dominguez:


Or stick with a classic⁠—Marian Anderson outside of Independence Hall by Lynd Ward:

If none of these grab your fancy, we have a lot more!  Here are three downloadable pages of stickers waiting to be printed at home. If you don't have sticker paper, you can use a little tape or a pin to attach it to your shirt.

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