• "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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  • "To the American women: Democratic Tennessee did it"

    Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949

    This pro-Democrat cartoon congratulates the Tennessee party for enacting suffrage. It fails to recognize that Harry Burn, who cast the deciding vote, was a Republican. The donkey and elephant still sy…

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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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  • "Taking it back"

    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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  • "Lest we forget"

    This artistic political cartoon shows Colonel Tennessee offering the ballot to a young woman representing "suffrage." Behind them are sketches of the faces of many of the women who fought for women's…

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  • "Suffrage scenes at the Capitol when the Senate ratified Aug. 13"

    This special page of The Tennessean featured photographs of both suffrage and anti-suffrage advocates at the Tennessee State Capitol the day the State Senate approved the resolution to ratify the 19th…

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  • "Where three's a crowd"

    The suffragists schmooze the General Assembly, represented by a flustered Colonel Tennessee, while the scandalized anti-suffragists watch. The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granted women th…

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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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  • "When 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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  • "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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  • "Still trying to button it up"

    Uncle Sam tries to secure the 36th and final button needed to ratify the 19th Amendment for "national suffrage," which gave women the right to vote. Look closely at his wife's dress and you can see a…

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  • Map of Cumberland & Franklin

    Professionally engraved map created for Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey's 1853 Annals of Tennessee. Map highlights Native American lands, ""Robertson's Route,"" ""Great Indian War Path,"" and ""Route to Nickajack."…

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  • "Men! Are you politically a 'subject sex'?"

    Based on an editorial from the New York World, this anti-suffrage handbill exclaims that half the country is already corrupted by some form of "harem government," or those which allow women to vote. T…

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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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  • "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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  • "Home!"

    Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women

    Jilted for the vote? The anti-suffragists predicted the demise of marriage and motherhood if women were given the right to vote. Here, a man returns home to find his two daughters deserted by their mo…

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  • "America when feminized"

    Southern Women's League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment

    This humorous anti-suffrage broadside makes claims such as "a vote for federal suffrage is a vote for female nagging forever." It argues that women's suffrage would masculinize women and feminize men…

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  • "Majorities win at the polls"

    Anti-suffrage broadside with an image of three African American women and text asking,"How many of these will your county and state produce, under federal suffrage?" The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Co…

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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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  • "Bringing the victors home"

    This article from The Woman Citizen describes the celebrations in Washington, D.C. and New York City that followed the ratification of the 19th Amendment. It contains quotations from various suffragis…

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