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VOTES FOR WOMEN A SUCCESS [:] NORTH AMERICA PROVES IT. New York: New York State Woman Suffrage Party, Sept., 1917.

Votes for Women a Success

A clever handbill arguing for the expansion of voting rights for women in the United States, using a clever persuasive map to highlight the expansion of suffrage across the states. By 1900 only four states (beginning with Wyoming in 1869) had granted women the vote, and the suffrage effort was flagging. But a new generation […]

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VOTES FOR WOMEN A SUCCESS [:] The Map Proves It. New York City: National Woman Suffrage Publishing Company, Inc., February, 1914.

Rare women’s suffrage handbill with an iconic persuasive map

A clever handbill arguing for the expansion of voting rights for women in the United States, using a persuasive map to highlight the expansion of suffrage across the states. The handbill features a small map of the United States, with the states shown in simple outline and shaded according to the extent of voting rights enjoyed by […]

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PRESENT SUFFRAGE STATUS. Richmond, VA: Equal Suffrage League of Virginia, [1914-15?]

Persuasive map issued by the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia

An unrecorded handbill issued by the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia during the nationwide campaign for the 19th Amendment. With a simple-but-effective persuasive map of the status of women’s voting rights across the country, making effective use of color to suggest that states denying women the vote are mired in darkness and ignorance. By 1900 […]

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H[enr]y Mayer, THE AWAKENING [in:] Puck[:] WOMAN SUFFRAGE NUMBER [:] WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 20, 1915 PRICE TEN CENTS. New York: Puck Publishing Co., February 1915.

The Awakening … an iconic map of the women’s suffrage movement

The Awakening, a great rarity of persuasive mapping and “the most striking of the “suffrage maps,” which played a major role in the successful fight for women’s suffrage in the U.S.” (PJ Mode) 1915 saw the decades-long battle for women’s suffrage move to New York State: In January the legislature forwarded to the voters a […]

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Votes for Women a Success [:] The Map Proves It[.] New York: National Woman Suffrage Publishing Company, [ca. 1914-15.]

Votes for Women a Success!

An unrecorded handbill issued during the nationwide campaign for the 19th Amendment. With a simple-but-effective persuasive map of the status of women’s voting rights across the country, making effective use of color to suggest that states denying women the vote are mired in darkness and ignorance. By 1900 only four states (beginning with Wyoming in […]

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VOTES FOR WOMEN …. WOMEN HAVE FULL SUFFRAGE IN…. Why Not Makes Yours A White State, Too? New York: National American Woman Suffrage Association, late 1912/1913.

The push for full woman’s suffrage gathers steam in 1912-1913

Only the second known example of this broadside, ca. 1912-13, arguing for the expansion of woman’s suffrage in the United States and celebrating recent state-level victories in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan and Oregon. The focal point of the broadside is a persuasive map of the country, with each state shown in simple outline and shaded according […]

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Paulina Luisi, LA MUJER URUGUAYA RECLAMA SUS DERECHOS POLITICOS. Montevideo: Alianza Uruguaya de Mujeres and Consejo de Mujeres, [1929 or 1930].

Paulina Luisi leads the fight for woman’s suffrage in Uruguay

An important call-to-arms for advocates of women’s rights in Uruguay, edited by the prominent feminist Paulina Luisi. With an important map depicting the state of women’s voting rights worldwide. Edited by the Uruguay’s first woman physician, Paulina Luisi (1875-1950), this volume assembles the transcripts of 11 speeches by prominent Uruguayan suffragists at a December 5, […]

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The Rights of the People – Women are People [:] Suffrage Victory Map. Richmond: The Equal Suffage [sic] League of Virginia and New York: The National American Woman Suffage [sic] Association, ND [but probably December 1919].

The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia pushes the 19th Amendment

An important and very rare December 1919 handbill with a persuasive map favoring the ratification by Virginia of the 19th Amendment and attempting to assuage local concerns that women’s suffrage would put an end to “White Supremacy” in the Commonwealth and increase the Socialist vote. The map was issued by the Equal Suffrage League of […]

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[ Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association ] Keep Cool! There will be nothing to worry about after we get Votes for Women Election Day November 2. [Boston, Summer 1915?]

The Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association tells voters to keep cool

An extremely rare hand fan produced in support of the 1915 campaign for woman suffrage in Massachusetts, with an example of the iconic persuasive map first developed by Bertha Knobe. The front of the fan features a punning exhortation to “Keep Cool! There will be nothing to worry about after we get Votes for Women”. […]

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