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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 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 239 We Fight for Democracy 1918 rsz.jpg
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…

VCU_M9 Box 233 f7 oversize_LWV poster rsz.jpg
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…

M 9 b 242 Equal Suffrage League Febrary 1915 adj rsz.jpg
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,…

VCU_M 9 Box 51 Anti Suffrage Red behind the Black front rsz.jpg
Two-sided handbill. One side uses quotations from The 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"…

VCU_M 9 Box 51 Anti Suffrage J T Morgan Denounces Woman Suffrage rsz.jpg
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…

VMHC_Broadside.1916.1VHS rsz.jpg
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.…

VCU_M 9 Box 51 Anti Suffrage Men making world safe VAOWS rsz.jpg
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,…

VCU_M 9 Box 51 AG Clark_Anti Suffrage VA Anti Suffrage Arguments rsz.jpg
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…

VCU_M 9 Box 51 Anti Suffrage Votes for Men rsz.jpg
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…

VCU_M9 NAWSA Handbills_ DC Suffrage procession May 9 1914 rsz.jpg
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…

VCU_M71 The Woman's Reason Because rsz.jpg
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…

VCU_M 304 b3 Jean Hellmuth papers_Muriel  Smiths ERA office_Shoulder to Shoulder rsz.jpg
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…

VCU_M9 B49 NAWSA Handbills Do It Now crop rsz.jpg
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…

VCU_M9 B56 Virginia Suffrage News Oct 1 1914 p1 rsz.jpg
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…

VCU_M71 Think it Over postcard rsz.jpg
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…

VCU_M71 Dont forget to Vote for Woman Suffrage First rsz.jpg
Suffrage handbill published by the New York State Woman Suffrage Party. Printed by the National Woman Suffrage Publishing Co.Text:Don't Forget to Vote For WOMAN SUFFRAGE FirstYour President asks you to vote for it.Your Governor is for it.Your party…

VCU_M71 Your Vote NY State Woman Suffrage Party handbill rsz.jpg
New York State Woman Suffrage Party handbill that seeks to persuade men to vote for woman suffrage in November 1917.Text:"Your VoteWas handed to you when you became twenty-one years old.You didn't have to ask for it.You didn't have to prove that you…

VCU_M71 Women in the Home NY State Woman Suffrage handbill rsz.jpg
Handbill published by the New York State Woman Suffrage Association.Excerpts:"WOMEN IN THE HOMEWe are forever being told that the place for women is in the HOME. Well, so be it. But what do we expect of her in the home? Merely to stay in the home is…

Valentine_Anti suffrage postcard I_V_76_195_14 mice rsz.jpg
Anti-suffrage postcard. The front has gold lettering, with a different color for each capital letter, green, purple, red, blue, orange. Silhouettes of three mice appear at the top of the card. Text:"As soon as I find a / Woman / Suffragist, / Who is…

Valentine_Anti Suffrage postcard V_76_195_13 rsz.jpg
Drawing of an angry man wearing patched and ripped clothing. His suspenders and collar are unfastened, and he looks over his shoulder to examine a tear in his sleeve. The caption reads,"This is how it will be when the Woman's Suffrage get in power."

VCU M 9 Box 48 This Little Book Contains Every Reason Why Women Should Not Vote cover rsz.jpg
Small booklet consisting of blank pages.

Woman Citizen April 20 1918 cover rsz.jpg
Cover shows a ballot box with the caption "What Every Woman Voter Should Know."Cartoons by Charles H. "Doc" Winner. "Due for Another Puncture" p.409"WE can carry our share of the burden. Give US our share of the Government" p. 416Two-page spread…

Standards Recommended 1923 p1 rsz.jpg
This pamphlet created by the National League of Women Voters addresses the standards recommended by the committee on uniform laws concerning the legal status of women in 1923. The National League of Women Voters provide analyses of women's former,…
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