• Taking It Back

    Thurlby

    This political cartoon illustrates the constitutional controversy that ensued after the Tennessee legislature ratified the 19th Amendment. A teacher with a desk labeled "National Woman Suffrage" has h…

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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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  • Southern Chivalry Isn't What It Used to Be

    McCutcheon

    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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  • 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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  • Vamped!

    McGill, Ray

    In this political cartoon, Colonel Tennessee is eyeing a older woman representing suffrage. His comment is "Perfect 36," referring to Tennessee's place as the 36th and final state needed to ratify the…

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  • Courting Colonel Tennessee

    Clubb

    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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  • With My Compliments, Madam

    Krohler

    This political cartoon shows Colonel Tennessee, hat held in one hand, offering a woman the ballot box with his other hand.

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  • Please!

    Kromer

    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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  • 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 attemptin…

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