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Women's Suffrage

Materials from the fight for the vote

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Women's Suffrage

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"Another Declaration of Independence," Harper's Weekly, 1910; a re-imagining of the famous painting by John Trumbull.

Thousands of American Women Ran for Office Before They Could Even Vote. Some Won!

Woman Citizen. June 30, 1917. A periodical for women's suffrage, featuring specifically women's war work during World War I. Women's Archives Minnie Fisher Cunningham Papers, 1914-1944. University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections (Public Domain).

Previous pinner: Suffrage poster from 1911 by B.M. Boye - pinterest board/ I like the line drawings, and i love the font.

Votes For Women, 1911 by Granger

This map by Women's History Matters shows the breakdown of the 1914 women's suffrage vote. Areas where at least half the voters supported wo... via the GreatFallsTribune,com

Lucy Branham (on left) and others protest the political imprisonment of Alice Paul with banners.  More about Alice Paul at

Inspiring: women's suffrage flyer from 1920 Found at Missouri History Museum.

Found in Mom's Basement: Advertising from the 1920s

This coin – a perfectly ordinary penny minted in 1903 – was part of this civil disobedience. Stamped with the suffragette slogan “votes for women”, it circulated as small change, and spread the message of the campaigners.

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Elin Wägner standing next to 351,454 signatures demanding women get the right to vote. Sweden 1914

Woman Suffrage Pickets, 1917

Board meeting of the Equal Suffrage League of St. Louis. (1912) From the ©Missouri History Museum

Advertisement for The Suffragette newspaper. This poster, designed by Mary Bartels, represents the Suffragette as a feminine 'womanly' woman. The Suffragette was launched as the official newspaper of the Women's Social and Political Union in 1912. Its launch represented a split in the Union as Emmeline and Fred Pethick-Lawrence were purged from the leadership by Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst. 1914.

Women's Suffrage


Mother Goose as a Suffragette, 1912. A 35 page booklet containing such gems as “Jack and Jill/ Have Equal will/ And equal strength and mind./ But when it comes to Equal Rights/ Poor Jill trails far behind.”

Suffragettes Are Not Criminals

On this day in 1920, Congress made history when it ratified the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing all American women the right to vote (official document)

Women's History PBS Learning Media

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The Suffragette magazine edited by Christabel Pankhurst. Plenty more at the People's History Museum in Manchester!

Object of the day? Suffragette-defaced penny

Anti-Suffrage Propaganda

"Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, 1916." One of the banners used in a memorial service for Inez Milholland, the lawyer who became a martyr to the suffrage movement following her death from anemia while campaigning for the 19th Amendment. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Lucy Burns was an American suffragist & women's rights advocate. In 1917 she was imprisoned at Occoquan Workhouse for protesting, picketing, & marching at the White House. She endured the “Night of Terror” by the guards. The women were treated brutally & were refused medical attention. Of the well-known suffragists of the era, Burns spent the most time in jail. Photo by Harris & Ewing. ~Fighting for Our Rights.

From LOC's American Memory,

Between 1897 and 1911 Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, filled seven large scrapbooks with ephemera and memorabilia related to their work with women's suffrage. The Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller scrapbooks are a part of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division.