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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 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 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 Erie…

VCU_M9 B56 Virginia Suffrage News V1_No3 Dec 1 1914 p1 rsz.jpg
A publication of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia.The ESL formed in November 1909 in Richmond, Va. Lila Meade Valentine served as the first president. Adele Goodman Clark, Nora Houston, Ellen Glasgow, Mary Johnston, Kate Waller Barrett, and Kate…

VCU_M9 B56 Virginia Suffrage News V1_No2 Nov 1 1914 p1 rsz.jpg
A publication of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia.The ESL formed in November 1909 in Richmond, Va. Lila Meade Valentine served as the first president. Adele Goodman Clark, Nora Houston, Ellen Glasgow, Mary Johnston, Kate Waller Barrett, and Kate…

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-ChiefContributing…

M 9 B 55 United Equal Suffrage States_Four states rsz.jpg
Suffrage postcard No. 126. One of a series published by The Cargill Company; "Endorsed and Approved by the National American Woman Suffrage Association" "United Equal Suffrage States of America WYOMING 1890COLORADO 1893UTAH 1896IDAHO 1896 A star will…

M 9 B 55 United Equal Suffrage States_Wyoming rsz.jpg
Suffrage postcard No. 123. One of a series published by The Cargill Company; "Endorsed and Approved by the National American Woman Suffrage Association" "United Equal Suffrage States of America WYOMING 1890 The First State to Enter The Union of…

M 9 B 55 United Equal Suffrage States_Utah rsz.jpg
Suffrage postcard No. 124. One of a series published by The Cargill Company; "Endorsed and Approved by the National American Woman Suffrage Association" "United Equal Suffrage States of America UTAH 1896 The Third State to Enter The Union of States…

M 9 B 55 United Equal Suffrage States_Idaho rsz.jpg
Suffrage postcard No. 127. One of a series published by The Cargill Company; "Endorsed and Approved by the National American Woman Suffrage Association" "United Equal Suffrage States of America IDAHO 1896 The Fourth State to Enter The Union of States…

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.

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…

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."

M9 Box 49 Suffrage Planks_NWSA handbill rsz.jpg
NWSA handbill outlining the Democratic, Progressive, Prohibition, Republican and Socialist party's position on suffrage.

VCU_M 9 Box 233 ESL broadside ca 1919 map of states and suffrage crop rsz.jpg
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…

M 9 Box 51 Anti_Suffrage Red behind the Yellow rsz.jpg
Anti-suffrage handbill from the New York State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage."Every Socialist leader admits that the extension of the franchise to women is ESSENTIAL TO THE SUCCESS OF SOCIALISM....The New York State Men's League for Woman…

M9 Box 49 The Negro vote in the south NWSA flyer rsz.jpg
NWSA flyer containing an essay by Mrs. Guilford Dudley of Nashville, TN. Mrs. Dudley addresses the fear among white Southern Congressmen that if all women are given the vote through a Federal Suffrage Amendment, the increase in black voting power…

M9 Box 229 Womans Journal and Suffrage News May 22 1915_B Ames cartoon rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon by B. Ames (Blanche Ames Ames) from Woman's Journal and Suffrage News, Vol. 46, No. 21, May 22, 1915.Uncle Sam prunes a tree marked "Liberty" growing in a pot marked "Equality." The tree blossoms into a map of the United States.…

M 9 Box 48 Home Defense cover rsz.jpg
This booklet by Carrie Chapman Catt likens suffrage to patriotism. According to Catt, the United States "is engaged in two wars, one with an enemy in Europe and one with an enemy at home. Many an American family is left behind without a voter to…

M9 Box 49 Federal Suffrage Amendment flyer rsz.jpg
Informational flyer that clarifies facts related to the Federal Suffrage Amendment (Nineteenth Amendment). "Woodrow Wilson stands for the federal suffrage amendment. The South will make no mistake in following the lead of the Democratic President of…

M71 Dark and Dangerous Side of Woman Suffrage p1 rsz.jpg
A large format publication which gathers quotations from feminists and supporters of suffrage. These quotations manifest the "dark and dangerous side of woman suffrage" which is argued to be a desire for social revolution.Subject headings for…

M 9 Box 103 Closing of Occupations to Women p1 rsz.jpg
This leaflet was created by the Woman's Party to describe the important role the Woman's Party in campaigning for industrial equality as evidenced by increasing legislation restricting the industrial opportunities of women. "The effort to bar women…

M 9 B 55 Awakening postcard rsz.jpg
The Awakening. She's awakened, She is answering To the Call of all MANKIND; Then annul the Laws That Bind her, And the Customs That restrict her, Deny Her Not The greater service, For the Child, The Home, The State.Copyright 1912, and Published by…

M9 Box 49 Teachers need the vote rsz.jpg
NWSA handbill listing the reasons why women teachers need the vote. Reasons given include: increased spending on education, improved public health and hygiene, children's well-being and child labor protections."Teachers need the vote because they…

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…
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