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POST-1907-11 A great sale of Wo-men.jpg
A satirical postcard advertising a sale on women by "Messrs. Husband & Sons, Un-Ltd." The card lists the various "lots" including "fine, fat and plump suffragettes", naggers, vegetarian girls, widows, old maids, and cooking girls.

POST-1905-01 Earthly Blisses.jpg
Illustration of a man looking at a woman, who appears to be growing out of a flower.

On the verso, the card is marked "Sepia Roses."

POST-1917-01 Chicken off Perch.jpg
Color illustration of a rooster looking at a chicken seated on a stick, who is looking back at him.

POST-1900-01 Drive Poor Bargain.jpg
Part of a series of postcards, entitled the "Never" series. This card is marked No. 180.

The colorful illustration shows a woman in a soap box wagon, driving a mule who is laughing at her.

PERI-1869-02-2 Harpers Weekly 1869-0515 Sororsis Cartoon.jpg
This issue features a cartoon by Charles G. Bush, entitled "Sorosis, 1869" that pokes fun at Sorosis, one of the organizations that began the women's club movement in the United States.

Harper's Weekly was an American illustrated political…

PERI-1908-04 Puck Go to Limit 1908-0318.JPG
Full color cartoon published in Puck Magazine, a weekly humor magazine first published in 1871 until 1918. This page has been removed from the original issue.

Caption: "For the benefit of those ladies who ask the right to smoke in…

DOCU.1914.07A.jpg
Originally published in McClure's Magazine, Vol. 42, this was a series of humorous illustrations that tell the story of Suzanne, a suffragist, and her efforts to sway him by overexposing him to the anti-suffrage rhetoric of a neighbor, Mrs.…

PERI-1912.04 Puck Don't cross line.jpg
Cartoon and satirical article published in Puck magazine, a weekly humor magazine first published in 1871 until 1918. This page was removed from the original issue.

The illustration shows a woman standing in the middle of a box with a dotted line,…

PERI-1912-05 Asks for her Rights.jpg
Full color caricatures published on page 16 of Puck magazine, a weekly humor magazine first published in 1871 until 1918. This page has been removed from the original issue.

Illustration shows a woman going ahead of a waiting line at a ticket…

ALMS-1882-02-1 front The Nonsense of It.jpg
This pamphlet addresses and refutes common arguments against women's suffrage, sometimes in a humorous way.

Thomas Wentworth Higginson was a colonel in the military, minister, writer, and social reformer who advocated for women’s suffrage,…