Woman Suffrage Postcard, c. 1917

Description
The postcard challenges the United States to keep pace with Canada in its treatment of woman suffrage. It contrasts the less democratic attitudes of the “republic” of the United States with those of the “monarchy” of Canada.
The National American Woman Suffrage Association began a postcard campaign in 1910, partly to raise awareness of the cause and partly as a fundraiser. The cards could be funny, serious, or sentimental. Some employed powerful patriotic symbols and logical arguments to make their case for woman’s right to vote.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
postcard
associated date
1917-03
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in x 1/32 in; 13.97 cm x 8.255 cm x .0508 cm
associated place
Canada
ID Number
1979.0939.57
accession number
1979.0939
catalog number
1979.0939.57
subject
Government, Politics, and Reform
Women's Suffrage
Woman Suffrage
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Woman Suffrage
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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