Flier : To a Modern Woman. 1920

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Title

Flier : To a Modern Woman. 1920

Description

Caricature of a woman wearing a "Women's Rights" sash, holding a ballot. On one side are her children and on the other, the ballot box. Along the top are a series of voting booths, showing only the lower portion with people's legs and feet.

The poem was written after the 19th amendment passed, granting women the right to vote.

Date

[Circa 1920]

Subject

Ballots
Constitutional amendments--Ratification
Elections
Gender roles
Mother and child
Voting

Publisher

[n.p.]

Format

1 p.

Language

English

Coverage

Printed in the U.S.A.

Text

You've got the vote and you think it's your mission,
To go to the polls like a bum politician
And while you are voting, your husband must roam
For something to eat which he can't find at home.
He's getting dyspepsia and can't work for pain,
Your children neglected, ask for you in vain.
While you make speeches from a broken soap box,
Your family is wearing soiled clothes and torn socks.

Original Format

Fliers (printed matter)

Physical Dimensions

17.5 x 25 cm.

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