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VCU_M 9 Box 243 f Elections and Voting_1932 presidental election handbill 18th amend rsz.jpg
This handbill advocates for the election of Democratic presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt and his running mate John Nance Garner, and for the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment. The handbill title calls to mind a popular refrain, "How Dry I…

VCU_M 9 Box 242 LWV Convention Alexandria 1923 rsz.jpg
Members of the Virginia League of Women Voters meeting in Alexandria, Virginia on February 3, 1923.Identification from back of photo Left to right: Mrs. Sarah Matthews, Norfolk Mrs. John H. Lewis (Eliz. Langer Lewis), Lynchburg Miss Adele Clark,…

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This 1933 booklet provides “a list of persons in Jefferson Ward in the City of Richmond, who have paid their State Poll Taxes.” Poll taxes were enacted by many southern states after Reconstruction to suppress African American voting. Such taxes…

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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…

VMHC_JK1929.V8.5th.1944_v1 cover rsz.jpg
This 1944 booklet is the Virginia Voters League’s fifth annual report. The League began in 1941 and worked with the NAACP in advocating for increased African American participation at the polls. It was led by Luther P. Jackson, an historian and…

Beth Ahabah Museum_Wallerstein colllection Suffrajests rsz.jpg
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…

VCU_NC 1300_C37  v3 n4 p238 Partners WK Starrett Knickerbocker rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon by William Kemp Starrett published in The Knickerbocker Press. Image Description: An anthropomorphized can of Impure Milk shakes hand with a grinning undertaker and says, "Hello, Old Man! How's business?" Beneath the cartoon is the…

VCU_NC 1300_C37  v3 n4 p238 Food Adulterator Ding Darling NY Globe.jpg
Editorial cartoon by Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling published in the New York Globe. Image Description: A wealthy businessman sits counting his money among the gravestones of children who died from the impure, tainted food that he sold.

VCU_M 23 Box 3 Cartoon no 1312 Fall In_Bonus Mess Tent veterans.jpg
Editorial cartoon by Fred O. Seibel for The Knickerbocker Press. Mounted and identified as no. 1312.The cartoon relates to the War Adjusted Compensation Act (Bonus Act) of May 19, 1924. This act granted a benefit (bonus) to veterans of military…

VCU M 23 Box 3 Cartoon no 929 socialism rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon by Fred O. Seibel for The Knickerbocker Press. Mounted and identified as no. 929. The cartoon was created in April 1920 after duly-elected assemblymen were expelled from the New York State Assembly. The Speaker of the Senate at…

VCU M 23 Box 3 Cartoon no 843 The Tertium rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon by Fred O. Seibel for The Knickerbocker Press. Mounted and identified as no. 843.Image Description: Capital, Labor, and The Public sit at a table as Uncle Sam raises his eyebrows and appears worried. Labor is big and brawny.…

VCU_M 23 Box 3 Seibel Working Woman Cartoon no 1503 date 1922 crop rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon created by Fred O. Seibel in 1922, and published in The Knickerbocker Press. Mounted and identified as no. 1503.Image Description: A smiling woman sits at her office  typewriter, grateful that she is not doing manual labor on the…

VCU_M 23 Box 2 f knickerbocker press May 1919 no 741 Salvation Army Home Service fund rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon in support of the Salvation Army Home Service Fund by Fred O. Seibel, published in The Knickerbocker Press, May 1919. Mounted and identified as no. 741.This Salvation Army campaign was conducted between May 19-26, 1919 to raise…

VCU_M 9 Box 49 Headquarters News Letter May 15 1916 cover rsz.jpg
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…

VCU_M 9 Box 37 Girls Home 502 W Clay Street p1 rsz.jpg
This informational brochure describes "interesting facts about the object, origin and progress" of a working-girls' home for self-supporting African American women in Richmond, Va. The project, described as a technical training school, was…

VCU_M 9 B50 Just Govt League of Md 1913-1921_Why Should Wmn Vote cover rsz.jpg
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…

VCU_M 9 Box 243 CIC Southern women and the souths race problem cover rsz.jpg
Pamphlet published by the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, written by Robert B. Eleazer, Educational Director. The pamphlet describes commission meetings in Memphis, Tn. and Atlanta, Ga., and the responsibility felt by southern white women…

VCU_HE 5614_2_M44 1950 Meet Death cover rsz.jpg
1950 public safety pamphlet containing "actual scenes photographed by Cincinnati Police Department." The images of automobile accidents resulting in death, remind the reader of the serious consequences of careless driving.Text inside back…

VCU_M 9 Box 34 Anti Saloon League State Convention 1922 program cover rsz.jpg
Program for the Virginia Anti-Saloon League State Law-Enforcement Convention held February 1-2, 1922, and the letter that accompanied it. Letter (dated January 28, 1922) is from J. P. McConnell (James Preson McConnell), President of the Anti-Saloon…

VCU_Southern Workman_LC 2701_S7 v60 n1 1931 Jan cover rsz.jpg
This article reports on the Virginia Church Conference on Race Relations held October 28, 1930 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va. The theme of the conference was "Facing the Facts with a Christian Program." Dr. Ben Lacy, Jr. President…

VCU_M 9 Box 81 Our Genius for Self Government NYTribune NYLWV rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon by Ding Darling, reprinted from the New York Tribune by the New York League of Women Voters to encourage voter turnout for the 1924 presidential election. Image Description: In the top panel throngs of people line a city street.…

VCU_M 9 Box 81 Register Vote poster rsz.jpg
Poster reprinted from Collier's encouraging qualified citizens to register and vote in the 1924 presidential election. Voter turnout that year would fall short of the 1920 count. Text: Register! Vote!Don't be a parlor patriot. Don't be a…

VCU_M 9 Box 81 fInterracial Commission_ Va Membership p1 rsz.jpg
List of members and the organizations they represented in the Virginia Commission on Interracial Cooperation. Dr. R.E. Blackwell was the Virginia Chairman of this group. The parent organization, the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), was…

VCU_M 9 Box 81 fInterracial Commission_ Letter from Westbrook April 23 1928_second conf rsz.jpg
Letter from Mary L. Westbrook (Mrs. Richard W. Westbrook), Chairman, Church Women's Committee on Race Relations, Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, Inc. (Federal Council of Churches), sent to Adele Goodman Clark in her capacity as…

VCU_M 9 Box 81 fInterracial Commission Federal Council Bulletin Sept Oct 1926 p7 rsz.jpg
Pages 7-8 (front and back) removed from Federal Council Bulletin, September-October, 1926. The article, "Church Women Explore Interracial Paths," details an interracial conference held on September 21-22, 1926 at Eagles Mere, Pa.The conference was…
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