Linked Together By the Law [suffrage postcard]

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Title

Linked Together By the Law [suffrage postcard]

Description

Oversized postcard illustrated by May Wilson Preston, 1911 (signed). 

Political cartoon captioned, "LINKED TOGETHER BY THE LAW" shows a convict, a woman, a child, and an intellectually disabled man standing in a row, shackled together. The balls at the end of the chains that bind them read "The Law." 

On the card's reverse:
"In Virginia all citizens are allowed to vote except criminals, idiots, insane people, and women and children."

Source

M 9 Box 55 Adèle Goodman Clark papers, 1849-1978, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Date

after 1911

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Rights

This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested.

Notes

Learn more:
Suffrage in the South: The Poll Tax, Social Welfare History Project
Suffrage in the South Part II: The One Party System, Social Welfare History Project

Citation

“Linked Together By the Law [suffrage postcard],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed December 15, 2017, http://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/1.