Rights for Women: The Suffrage Movement and Its Leaders

Suffrage Cartoons

The suffrage movement produced a variety of political cartoons by supporters and opponents alike. Here are a selection from the famous Puck, America's first successful humor magazine.

 

Cartoon about women's sphere
Text on the wall: "Woman's sphere is the home
wherever she makes good." (1917)

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
(LC-USZC2-1199)

Cartoon about women's sphere
Caption: "Woman. 'Queen of the Home,' say the
Anti-Suffragists - Yes; Queen of a Cook-Stove Throne." (1914)
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
(LC-USZC2-1194)



Suffrage Cartoon
Caption: "Giddap! Friendly Farmer: Can't I give
ye a lift girls? Suffragette 'General': You can, sir,
by voting for the Cause!" (1914)

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
(LC-USZC2-1199)


Cartoon about anti-suffrage
An anti-suffragist sings in the foreground, directed by a political
boss and accompanied by a procurer, a dive keeper, a child labor
employer, a grafter, a cadet, and a sweat-shop owner.
Caption: "'I did not raise my girl to be a voter.'
Soprano solo with vociferous supporting chorus of male voices." (1915)

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
(LC-USZC2-1196)


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