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Women's Suffrage in America: a History: Posters and Photos

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Visuals of the Anti-Suffrage Campaign

Anti-suffrage postcard that reads, “What will men wear when women wear,” with an image of men’s pants.

What will men wear when women wear pants?

Anti-suffrage postcard that reads, “What will men wear when women wear,” with an image of men’s pants, 1913. Courtesy of The Dovie Horvitz Collection, part of The Gender and Women's Studies Collection in the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

Print showing a woman leaving the house to vote on election day while her distraught husband is left behind to tend to the children and house by himself

Election Day!

Print showing a woman leaving the house to vote on election day while her distraught husband is left behind to tend to the children and house by himself. A plate has been broken, both children are crying and even the cat is in a panic. Hanging in a frame on the wall in the background: Votes for Women and written on a ballot in the bottom right hand corner: Hen Party: "For President -- Mrs. Henry Peck -- Vice President -- Mrs. Wm. Nagg -- For Governor -- Mrs. Thos Katt."
c1909 Jan 21.

A woman's place is in her home

A woman's place is in her home

PALCZEWSKI SUFFRAGE POSTCARD ARCHIVE

Barton & Spooner Company
A postcard with a boy and girl, she is wearing a sash and carrying a banner with "Votes for Women." The boy is pointing to the door and telling her place is in the home.
Anti-suffrage; Commercial publishers; BS series.

Postcard depicting a man taking over the domestic duties including washing laundry and taking care of a baby.

I want to vote but my wife won't let me

Anti-women’s suffrage postcard depicting a man taking over the domestic duties including washing laundry and taking care of a baby.

Print shows a woman being denied the opportunity to vote because she is wearing a dress and a hat that are too wide for the narrow booths labeled

How can she vote, when the fashions are so wide, and the voting booths are so narrow?

"A squelcher for woman suffrage."

Print shows a woman being denied the opportunity to vote because she is wearing a dress and a hat that are too wide for the narrow booths labeled "Ballots Must Be Prepared In These Booths" where the ballots are marked. A policeman is standing on the left, and, in the background, election officials are standing over the ballot box for "Election District No. 13".

Taylor, Charles Jay, 1855-1929, artist.
Created / Published: N.Y. : Published by Keppler & Schwarzmann, 1894 June 6.

Illustration shows a jury of men crying as they present a

"Women are too sentimental for jury duty"

The illustration shows a jury of men crying as they present a "Not Guilty" verdict; standing before the jury, a man, also crying, embraces a woman.

Chamberlain, Kenneth Russell, 1891-1984, artist.
Created / Published:New York : Published by Puck Publishing Corporation, 295-309 Lafayette Street, 1915 January 23.

Visuals of Pro-Suffrage Movement

Women suffragists picketing in front of the White house.

"Mr. President, How Long Must Women Wait for Liberty?"

Women suffragists picketing in front of the White house.
1917 Feb.
Forms part of: National Woman's Party records, Manuscript Division.

Photograph of Inez Milholland, full-length, facing forward, wearing white robes and a crown, astride a white horse in front of a crowd on a street in Washington, D.C.

Inez Milholland

Inez Milholland Boissevain preparing to lead the March 3, 1913, suffrage parade in Washington, D.C.
1913 Mar. 3

From the Library of Congress Digital Collections

Color image of the Seal of Ohio with a woman's face in the center. The woman's face is framed by the rising sun and the slogan

Let Ohio Women Vote

Postcard with a color image of the Seal of Ohio with a woman's face in the center. The woman's face is framed by the rising sun and the slogan "Let Ohio Women Vote." The postcard was sent from Columbus, Ohio by Elizabeth J. House to Mrs. C. L. Martzolff in Athens, Ohio, 1915.

Program cover Woman suffrage procession, Washington, D.C. March 3, 1913. Cover of program for the National American Women's Suffrage Association procession.

Program cover for Woman suffrage procession, Washington, D.C. March 3, 1913. 

The program for the National American Woman Suffrage Association procession in the capital city. This march occurred before the rift between the more moderate NAWSA and the less conciliatory National Woman's Party. (VCG Wilson / Corbis via Getty Images). Woman suffrage procession, Washington, D.C. March 3, 1913. 

llustration shows a torch-bearing female labeled

The Awakening

The illustration shows a torch-bearing female labeled "Votes for Women", symbolizing the awakening of the nation's women to the desire for suffrage, striding across the western states, where women already had the right to vote, toward the east where women are reaching out to her. Printed below the cartoon is a poem by Alice Duer Miller.

Mayer, Henry, 1868-1954, artist;  New York : Published by Puck Publishing Corporation, 295-309 Lafayette Street, 1915 February 20.

Woman Suffrage. Bonfire On Sidewalk Before White House

Woman Suffrage. Bonfire On Sidewalk Before White House

Harris & Ewing, photographer. Created / Published 1918.

Cartoon shows a young woman carrying buckets on a yoke, looking up at ladder ascending up to the sky, bottom rungs labeled

The sky is now her limit

Cartoon shows a young woman carrying buckets on a yoke, looking up at ladder ascending up to the sky, bottom rungs labeled "Slavery," "House Drudgery," and "Shop Work." Top rungs labeled "Equal Suffrage," "Wage Equity," and "Presidency."

 

Bushnell, Elmer Andrews, 1872-1939, artist.
Created / Published [1920 Aug.]

Woman Suffrage Parade, Washington, D.C. 1914

Woman Suffrage Parade

Woman Suffrage Parade, Washington, D.C. 1914

Harris & Ewing, photographer
Created / Published 1914.