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Oversized postcard illustrated by May Wilson Preston, 1911 (signed).Image Description:Editorial cartoon captioned, "LINKED TOGETHER BY THE LAW" shows a convict, a woman, a child, and an intellectually disabled man standing in a row, shackled…

Postcard with poem promoting Woman Suffrage. Text reads: Bread and Roses, by James OppenheimAs we come marching, marching, we bring the Greater Days --The rising of the Women means the rising of the race --No more the drudge and idler -- Ten that…

Pamphlet advocating for compulsory kindergarten as a means to Americanization. Written by Philander Priestly Claxton, former United States Commissioner of Education, and David Starr Jordan, Chancellor Emeritus, Leland Stanford Junior…

Issued by the Federal Board for Vocational Education, Washington, D.C.; Series: Monograph ; no. 3.; Vocational Rehabilitation Series ; no. 3"The great American Congress felt the pulse of the Nation. It has charged the Federal Board for Vocational…

Child labor street permit. This pinback button for an errand boy was issued in 1929. Variant state seal with armored Virtus and mountains in the distance.

Handbill advertising a Grand Temperance Mass Meeting held in Illinois (likely Dixon, IL) on Thursday Evening October 25, 1866. "Addresses by Rev. G.R.Vanhorne, Rev. S.S. Waltz and Prof. Ferris. A large delegation from the Red Ribbon Club of Amboy…

We, the undersigned, connected with the Army of the United States, feeling the necessity of some fafe-guard against the evil of Intemperance so prevalent among us, and believing that Total Abstinence alone will prove effectual, do adopt the following…

Woman's Christian Temperance Union placard. A stick handle was once attached to this sign.

Pamphlet advocating for theChild Labor Amendment,passed in 1924, but never ratified.Cover cartoon by Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper cartoonist John T. McCutcheon.[Image description] Two child laborers operate machinery. Above them is a cloud…

Letter from President Coolidge to Kate Waller Barrett regarding the Florence Crittenton Mission which managed homes for unwed mothers and prostitutes.Transcription:The White HouseWashingtonOctober 23, 1924.My dear Mrs. Barrett:It is not easy to…

This pamphlet is specifically designed to educate the spouses, significant others, and family members of World War I soldiers on the topic of venereal disease.Excerpts:Page 2, paragraph 2 : "When men and girls are changing their occupations and ways…

Venereal disease bulletin, no. 54. Public health pamphlet arguing that prostitution spreads venereal disease and cannot be "segregated, licensed, and made sanitary."Excerpt:"But every investigating committee that has reported on conditions in any…

Broadside showing a bottle of alcohol. The bottle's label depicts a boy in short pants with a snake coiled around his body, The label reads "Fluid Extract of Hell. GUARANTEED TO KILL BOYS." Written on the bottle itself are statistics attributed to…

Songs recorded by participants in CORE's Freedom Highways project in the summer of 1962. The project was designed to open chain restaurants along major federal highways to all persons. Vinyl LP and songbook. Dauntless DM 4301, a division of Audio…

World War I pamphlet warning soldiers of the effect of sexually transmitted diseases.Transcription:"Soldier, you responded when your country called. You have put your strength, your manhood and your hope into this war. You want to be a clean-cut…

Postcard encouraging clergy to use their influence to promote the cause of woman suffrage. Message credited to Henry Bailey Stevens, a writer for the Woman's Journal and Suffrage News, Boston, MA.Transcription:"If You Are a MinisterWhen you look down…

Printed fundraising solicitation on the occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of the National League of Women Voters at their convention, April 28 to May 3, 1930.Transcription:"The National League of Women Voters in ConventionApril 28 to May 3, 1930Will…

Musical score.Published in 1915, this suffrage rallying song was composed by Marie and Edward Zimmerman of Philadelphia. The Liberty Bell on the cover reminded women to “Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof” as…

[Image Description: A soldier wearing a sash that reads "democracy" points a bayonet at the end of a rifle at a woman wrapped in a red hooded cloak.]Below the image is text that reads:"Halt Who Goes There?" "National Suffrage" "Pass, friend" Cover…

Public service comic published as a part of the National Social Welfare Assembly Comics Project. The Comics Project lasted from August 1949 - July 1967 and produced over 200 pages promoting citizenship and social values. Comic Description: The comic…

Public service comic published as a part of the National Social Welfare Assembly Comics Project. The Comics Project lasted from August 1949 - July 1967 and produced over 200 pages promoting citizenship and social values.Publisher's Note: "Published…

Binky shows "How to Spend a Summer Week!"Comic description: Binky continues to provide Pete with options of fun things to do during the summer like going to the museum, the library, or the beach. Pete always responds that he does not want to go. In…

Binky in "The Best Present of All!"Comic description: A young boy named Allergy laments that he wasn't able to buy nicer presents for his father and Binky because he doesn't have as much money as they do. His father tells him that because he donated…

Comic description: This comic tells the story of how the United Nations helped Indonesia gain their independence. Indonesia has a long history of being colonized by other countries. First the Portugal, then the Netherlands, and then Japan. The UN…

Buzzy asks: "What Are YOU Getting out of School?Comic description: Jan reflects on how when he first started school in America, he studied very hard but felt lonely. Soon he was able to make friends and participate in extracurricular activities. Jan…
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