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This broadside has a map at top that shows the extent of woman suffrage across the United States. At this time, women could vote in presidential elections in some states; in municipal elections in others; and only with regard to school bond and tax…

This document is a single sheet of paper printed on both sides. The essay, "Does the Bible Teach the Equality of Men and Women?" was written byMrs. Milton McNeilan (Clarabel James McNeilan) a member of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage,…

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Broadside publicizes two presentations by suffragist Margaret Foley: Hampton Court House on Wednesday, April 12, 1916 and in Newport News on Thursday, April 13, 1916. "Miss Margaret Foley The Well Known Suffragist Will Speak on Votes for…

Broadside advertising Southern Speakers answering the anti-suffrage arguments of Miss Lucy Price of Ohio. Price was a well-known opponent of woman suffrage who argued "We know that we are the equals of men but we also feel that we have a work of our…

Editorial cartoon by Blanche Ames Ames from the front page of Woman's Journal and Suffrage News, vol. 46, no. 40 (Saturday, October 2, 1915)."Anti-Allies and the Dog" shows a woman wearing a hat marked "Anti" impeding the progress of a woman on…

This sheet compares Virginia laws pertaining to women with those of states where female suffrage already had been approved. Arranged in two contrasting columns, the sheet presents twelve points and includes an Equal Suffrage League of Virginia…

Anti-suffrage broadside poking fun at the woman suffrage movement. Filled with puns and inside jokes, the source and precise meaning of this publication are uncertain. Notes: The Square Deal was President Theodore Roosevelt's domestic program. The…

Newsletter published by the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Editorial cartoon on cover by C. D. Batchelor is captioned, "IF YOU WOULD HAVE A FRIEND, BE ONE!" It shows a woman (suffrage) standing with her arms draped over a donkey (at…

Pro-suffrage pamphlet containing editorial cartoons by Lou Rogers, Phil Porter, and John T. McCutcheon, along with a map showing where women can vote.Excerpts: p.1 (cover) "WHY SHOULD WOMEN VOTE? This booklet contains all the OBJECTIONS to woman…

Studio portrait of costumed figures before a sign saying "We Fight For Democracy." This photograph was taken during World War I.  Ralph Harvie Wormley as Uncle Sam; Adeline Harmon Cowles as Columbia, Martha Jobson, as Democracy holding a ballot…

Poster shows a muse-like figure pointing towards the Capitol as a woman deposits her ballot into a locked ballot box. The voting woman holds the hand of a small female child dressed in pink.Poster text: "VOTE / League of Women Voters" Printed by…

Equal Suffrage League of Richmond, Va. in front of Washington Monument, Capitol Square, Richmond. The members of the ESL were promoting the suffrage film, "Your Girl and Mine." Photo published in The Times-Dispatch: Richmond, Va., February 28,…

Two-sided handbill. One side uses quotations fromThe Messenger(1917-1928) to associate woman suffrage, black voting, and a socialist takeover of the United States government. The handbill argues that Socialists will benefit if a "Force Bill"…

Anti-suffrage broadside that argues voting will corrupt women, and, more urgently, that increasing the number of black votes will bring about the end of white supremacy in Alabama. The words of Senator John Tyler Morgan, a staunch proponent of white…

This broadside was issued by the Equal Suffrage League in about 1916. Southern suffragists were forced to respond to anti-suffrage groups who argued that if African American women gained the right to vote, white supremacy would be threatened.…

Echoing Woodrow Wilson's request for a Declaration of War in 1917, this handbill argued that women should be free from political duties just as they were free from the duty of fighting in war. The Virginia Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage,…

Handbill from the Virginia Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage articulating arguments against giving women the right to vote. The Association give several reasons why suffrage will not help working women. The VAOWS was a group of women opposed to…

Anti-suffrage handbill arguing that women have the right to exemption from political duties and to protection, "even against herself, if need be." An advertisement for a weekly journal, The Woman Patriot, is included on this…

Handbill advertising the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage procession, May 9, 1914. The women were demanding a United States Constitutional Amendment Enfranchising Women. The march gathered at the Belasco Theatre and processed to the Capitol in…

Handbill published by the New York State Woman Suffrage Association. Excerpt:Votes for Women! The Woman's Reason. Because BECAUSE women must obey the laws just as men do, They should vote equally with men.BECAUSE women pay taxes just as men do, thus…

Music and lyrics taken from "The March of Women" composed by Ethel Smyth in 1910, to words by Cicely Hamilton. This copy was posted on the bulletin board of Muriel Smith's ERA office in Virginia.  "The March of the Women" became the official anthem…

Handbill in support of the Federal Suffrage Amendment. Congress proposed the Nineteenth Amendment on June 4, 1919. Ratification was completed on August 18, 1920.  Text excerpts:DO IT NOW! Give the vote to the women of every state in the Union by…

Publication of the National Woman Suffrage Publishing Company, Inc. 171 Madison Avenue, New York City.  Cover illustration by Rose O'Neill. This pamphlet tells women that, without the vote, all they can do is manage their own households. With the…

First issue of the Virginia Suffrage News, a monthly newspaper published by the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia. From masthead p. 4Alice Overbey Taylor, Managing EditorMr.s G. Harvey Clarke (Mary Pollard Clarke), Editor-in-Chief Contributing…

Suffrage postcard "Endorsed and Approved by the National American Woman Suffrage Association." No. 107, Published by the Cargille Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan (text from reverse).An seal on the face of the postcard shows a shield with a black spot…
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