• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 t…

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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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  • Waiting for the Young Lady of the House

    Rosenberg

    In this political cartoon, the 1920 presidential candidates, Governor James M. Cox and Senator Warren G. Harding, both of Ohio, wait outside the closed door of the Tennessee Legislature. Cox is ready…

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  • 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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  • Anti-suffragists working at the Anti-Ratification Headquarters, Hermitage Hotel

    Photo from scrapbook with caption that reads: Front or Outer office of Anti-Ratification Headquarters, Hotel Hermitage, Mrs. Morgan Brown, Executive Chairman, standing at the Entrance. Seated is a (re…

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  • Josephine A. Pearson, Mrs. James S. Pinkard and a Confederate veteran

    Scrapbook page containing a photo of Anti-suffragists with a Confederate veteran at their headquarters at the Hermitage Hotel in August 1920. The caption reads: "Truth crushed to the Earth will rise a…

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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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  • Women's Suffrage Ratification in the Tennessee Senate Chamber

    This photograph from the "Ratification Issue" of the Nashville Tennessean shows the Senate chamber at the moment that clerk counted the historic vote on women's suffrage. With this vote, Tennessee bec…

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  • Goal

    Thurlby

    Cartoon from the Seattle Times 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 basketb…

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