Postcards and Stamps

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Postcards and Stamps

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The collection of more than 250 postcards and stamps demonstrates the popularity of this medium and the types of arguments both for and against suffrage. The cards illustrate the perceived threat to traditional gender roles, the growing violence of the suffrage movement primarily in England, and the way in which women were mobilizing to challenge conventional political and social responsibilities. The collection also includes a selection of printed photographic postcards distributed after the March 3, 1913 parade in Washington, D.C., as well as a series of photo cards published by the Women’s Social and Political Union and the Women’s Freedom League to highlight their officers.

Items in the Postcards and Stamps Collection

Postcard : Why not let mother vote? [Circa 1910-1915]
Reprinted "courtesy of the Chicago Record-Herald." The illustration depicts two women standing in front of a voter registration center where men, all with cigars hanging from their mouths, are lined up out the door. One woman says to another, "And…

Postcard : Don't consult machine politicians about woman suffrage - talk it over with fair minded men "who have no ax to grind." 1910
This card is part of a set of 30 postcards, each containing a message, or aphorism, about suffrage. The cards were created by commercial publishing company, The Cargill Company, and were "endorsed and approved by the National American Woman Suffrage…

Postcard : What chance has a mere man? [Circa 1910-1912]
Postcard featuring an illustration of parade of young girls with signs, one riding a goat, with a young boy standing in the foreground, with his thumb pointed back at the girls.

Postcard : You believe in women's suffrage - don't you? [Circa 1910-1912]
Part of a series of postcards, this card is labeled S199. The illustration is a girl wearing a "Votes for Women" sash, threatening a young boy with a rolling pin.

Stamp : SALVE! Xeme Congrès de L'Alliance Internationale Pour Le Suffrage des Femmes Congrès de Paris du 30 mai au 6 juin 1926. [1926]
Blue and white stamp created for the International Woman Suffrage Alliance for Suffrage and Equal Citizenship held in France, May 30 - June 6, 1926. The illustration, by David Burnand,

Stamp : International Woman Suffrage Alliance, Stockholm. June 12-17, 1911.
Yellow and white stamp created for the International Woman Suffrage Alliance for Suffrage and Equal Citizenship held in Stockholm, Sweden, June 12-17, 1911.

Poster Stamp : International Woman Suffrage Congress. Budapest. June 15-20, 1913
Yellow, purple, and white stamp with an illustration of two women holding hands over the Earth.

The stamp was one of two created for the International Woman Suffrage Congress, held in Budapest, June 15-20, 1913.

Poster Stamp : International Woman Suffrage Congress. Budapest. June 15-20, 1913
Blue, pink, and white stamp with an illustration of two women holding hands over the Earth.

The stamp was one of two created for the International Woman Suffrage Congress, held in Budapest, June 15-20, 1913.

Postcard : Le vrai Plebiscite. Plebiscite: She'll vote?. . . So.
Postcard with an illustration of a French soldier embracing a woman after the country of Alsace voted to reunite with France. The caption reads: "The real plebiscite. Plebiscite: She'll vote?. . . SO." The illustration was created by artist and…

Postcard : Members of Parliament (?) [1907]
Photographic postcard of a group of men, some of the Members of Parliament.

On the verso, the card is addressed to Miss E. Majer 14 Repent Ln. Clifton Bristol, and postmarked April 10, 1907.

The handwritten message reads:
Houses of…

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