These are a few of the postcards from Dr. Joan Iversen’s suffrage collection. Most of these are anti-suffrage postcards and illustrate beautifully the opposition to women having the right to vote. In reading them over, I’ve been struck how I can hear the echos of the themes from some of these cards in the political discourse of today.
I’m in the process of scanning in more, so keep checking back. Or you can sign up for blog updates (see right sidebar at the top). When I have scanned in the complete collection I will do a blog post about it. After that, I will be reviewing the other collections (temperance, etc.) for the next scanning project.
– Nancy Smyth
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Who said “Rats.”
Fellow Women, Our Day Dawns at Last
What! You Think a Man Could Do It As Well.
It’s Equal Rights–It’s Equal Pay
A Suffragist Going to Prison
Now What Would YOU Do in a Case Like This?
Woman Once Our Superior Now Our Equal
Speech of a Woman Suffragette at a Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska
Would I win your vote?
The Woman’s Suffrage Stove Polish
Who Said Bugs!
Votes for Women! Certainly!
The Suffragette: Votes for Skirts
The Suffragette at the Tea Table
Stand Up For Your Rights
Stand Up for Women’s Rights
Origin and Development of a Suffragette
Meeting of Cabinet Ministers 1978
Ma’s at the movies.
I’m de original “ladies man”, I am!
I’m a Suffer Yet
I want my Vote!
Woman’s sphere is in the home
We only Want What the Men Have Got!!!
We dont know what we want but we’ll ‘ave it!!!
The Suffragette Nails her Colours to the Mast
The Spirit of ’76
She’s good enough for me!
Let’s pull together!
Now madam will you go quietly or shall I have to use force?
My wife’s joined the suffrage movement (I’ve suffered ever since!)
Love me Love my Vote
And loud that clarion voice replied
The House that our Statesmen for years have controlled
And this is the policeman all tattered and torn
And these are the Members who’ve been sitting late
And these are a few of the Ladies of Fame
Uncle Sam, Suffragee
Suffragette-Coppette- Beware of the Dog
Suffragette Vote-Getting The Easiest Way
Queen of the Poll
Pantalette Suffragette in the Sweet Bye and Bye
I want to vote but my wife won’t let me
I love my husband but oh you vote
Election – Day