• "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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  • "With my compliments, madam"

    This political cartoon shows Colonel Tennessee, hat held in one hand, offering a woman the ballot box with his other hand. The 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granted women the right to vote…

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

    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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  • "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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  • "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 a young woman representing woman suffrage. He pulls the chair from under her as she sits, an…

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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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  • "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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  • "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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