• "You Dirty Boy" Tennessean Suffrage edition

    A political cartoon published in the Nashville Tennessean, August 30, 1914, depicting a woman washing a man. He is wearing a sweater with 'Politics' on it. She is cleaning the man from a bucket labele…

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  • "When Women Get Their Rights"

    A political cartoon by T. E. Powers published in the Commercial Appeal on February 25, 1908. It bears the caption 'A Political Parade - Not Yet, but Soon' and features women marching with signs such a…

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  • "His Daughter"

    Hill, W. E. (William Ely), 1887-1962

    A 1915 cartoon by W. E. Hill as it appeared in "The Gracious Road to Battle" by Louise Davis in the Nashville Tennessean, January 11, 1948. The cartoon features a young woman standing before a crowd o…

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  • Safe

    A Philadelphia newspaper revels in the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Here, the Lady sits safely atop the Constitution while an anti-suffragist rat shakes its fist…

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  • Hope at last!

    Wahl, Harold J

    A woman representing the woman suffrage movement climbs the "ratification cliff." She holds tightly to a tree at the summit labeled "Tennessee," the final state needed for the ratification of the 19th…

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  • Vamped!

    McGill, Ray

    The Constitution requires 3/4 of the states to ratify an amendment proposal before it becomes law. In 1920, thirty-six states comprised that magic number. Tennessee became number 36. Her belt "Tenness…

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  • Goal

    In this cartoon celebrating the passage of women's suffrage in Tennessee, a woman from the suffragists basketball team, wearing 'Tennessee' on a ribbon around her head, shoots a basketball over a woma…

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  • An annoying delay

    In this political cartoon, the dress of an elegantly dressed young woman representing Universal Suffrage becomes caught in the closed door of the Tennessee Legislature. Henry Romeike, Inc. of New York…

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  • Anxious moments

    Casting a line that gets snared in a tree, the women's suffrage cause tries to reel in the right to vote. 'After the Tennessee General Assembly ratified the 19th Amendment, anti-suffragist legislators…

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  • Equal partners now, Ma

    Satterfield, Robert W

    Uncle Sam celebrates the ratification of the 19th Amendment with his Lady Suffrage. The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granted women the right to vote. When the Tennessee General Assembly pa…

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  • The sifter

    "The Sifter" sorts pro-suffrage and anti-suffrage politicians through the sieve of the 19th Amendment. In this cartoon, the suffrage legislators are doomed to political extinction. Tumbling to the gro…

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  • Please!

    This political cartoon from the New York World shows a young woman suffragist asking Colonel Tennessee, the rustic older gentleman often used to represent Tennessee, for a special session of the Tenne…

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  • Special session

    Clubb, John Scott, 1875-1934

    This political cartoon shows a harried Colonel Tennessee on a sofa, his hat on the floor, upturned with its brim labeled 'Tennessee Legislature.' Two young women sit on either side of the Colonel, vyi…

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  • Question is will they get through in time for the presidential election?

    Pernja

    This political cartoon shows Colonel Tennessee spreading tacks along the road traveled by a group of women in a Suffrage Ratification car. The tacks represent 'legal technicalities' used by suffrage o…

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  • Southern chivalry isn't what it used to be

    McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949

    In this political cartoon, an elegantly dressed Colonel Tennessee offers a chair (suffrage ratification) to an young woman representing woman suffrage. He pulls the chair from under her as she sits, a…

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  • Pessimist and the optimist

    McGill, Ray

    This political cartoon shows two suffragists wearing "Votes for Women" sashes, standing outside the Tennessee legislature while it's in special session about the ratification of the 19th Amendment on…

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  • Where there's a will, there's a way

    Armelee

    This political cartoon shows Colonel Tennessee leaping over a wooden fence (constitutional technicalities) to come to the aid of a young woman (suffrage) stranded on a rock (35th state) while attempti…

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  • And they got away with it for centuries

    Kirschbaum, Dick

    An American woman holding an infant and wearing a sash that reads "The Vote" stands upon a pedestal. A sweating politician, his hands dirty from bribery and corruption beneath the pedestal, points to…

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  • Enfranchisement now means the sky's the limit, in woman's sphere

    Bushnell, Elmer A

    This political cartoon features a woman carrying two buckets and dressed in clothing typical of domestic workers. She is standing at the bottom of a ladder with several rungs which are labeled with hi…

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  • Better let her have it all!

    This political cartoon shows a donkey, representing the Democratic Tennessee Legislature, and Columbia, representing women, struggling over suffrage. The donkey exclaims,"Wait a minute - Let me see th…

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