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VCU_M 9 B 55 Linked together by the Law suffrage postcard rsz.jpg
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…

M 9 B 55 Bread and Roses suffrage postcard rsz.jpg
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…

M 9 Box 103 Begin at Beginning foldover rsz.jpg
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…

UB 363_A2 1918 What the Employers of America can do for the Disabled Soldiers and Sailors crop rsz.jpg
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…

M9 Box 230 Adele Clark_Errand Boys Child labor street permit crop rsz2.jpg
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.

M4 Box 1 folder 1 19thc Grand Temperance Mass Meeting Illinois handbill rsz.jpg
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…

M4 Box 1 folder 1 19th c USA Temperance Union pledge rsz.jpg
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…

M 9 Box 51_ WCTU placard rsz.jpg
Woman's Christian Temperance Union placard. A stick handle was once attached to this sign.

HD 6250_U3A5 1920 An Amendment to the Constitution is Needed p1 rsz.jpg
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…

M 9 Box 111 Letter to K W Barrett from C Coolidge 10_23_1924 rsz.jpg
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…

M 9 Box 55 When They Come Home cover rsz.jpg
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…

M 9 Box 54 Case Against the Red Light cover crop rsz .jpg
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…

HV 5235_V5A58_1900 Virginia Anti-Saloon League rsz.jpg
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…

M1977 _P75S57 1962 Sit-in Songs CORE cover rsz.jpg
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…

UH 630_S65_1914 Soldier Attention front cover crop rsz.jpg
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…

M 9 B 55 If You Are a Minister postcard rsz.jpg
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…

M 9 B 55 Send Your Dimes rsz.jpg
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…

M 9 B 231 Adele Clark Votes for Women cover rsz.jpg
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”…

Woman Citizen January_19_1918 Halt Who Goes There rsz.jpg
"Halt Who Goes There?" "National Suffrage" "Pass, friend" Cover illustration by C. D. Batchelor

Superboy no 125 December1965 Builders of the Future rsz.jpg
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…

Superboy no 62 January 1958 Teen code alt rsz.jpg
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…

Superboy no 52 oct 1956 How to spend a summer week rsz.jpg
Binky shows "How to Spend a Summer Week!"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…

Superboy no 46 January 1956 Best Present of All rsz.jpg
Binky in "The Best Present of All!"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…

superboy no 45 december 1955.jpg
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…

Superboy No 44 October 1955 crop rsz.jpg
Buzzy asks: "What Are YOU Getting out of School? 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…
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