The Harvard Lampoon. Series II, Vol. VIII. October 17, 1884

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Title

The Harvard Lampoon. Series II, Vol. VIII. October 17, 1884

Description

Issue of The Harvard Lampoon featuring a cartoon reprinted from the XXXX, entitled, "The Woman's Rights Party will make great efforts to bring out their vote on Nov. 4th." The cartoon shows a group of men and women standing in line to vote. The tallest woman, carrying a broomstick, grabs the man in front of her by the ear. Behind her are a maid, holding a man-baby off to her side, and woman holding a man by the hair.

In 1884, a group of women organized a new political party, "The Equal Rights Party," and organized the first convention to nominate two women for office: Belva A. Lockwood for president and Marietta L. Stow, for Vice-President.

The Harvard Lampoon publication was founded in 1876 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The humor magazine was inspired by popular publications like Puck (1871) and Punch (1841).

Date

1884-10-17

Subject

Caricatures--1880-1890
Elections
Harvard University
Lockwood, Belva Ann, 1830-1917
National Equal Rights Party (U.S.)
Presidents-Election
Satire
Stow, Marietta L.B., 1830?-1902
Voting
Women political candidates
Women presidential candidates

Creator

Harvard University

Publisher

Cambridge, Mass. : The Harvard Lampoon, Inc.

Language

English

Original Format

Magazines (periodicals)

Physical Dimensions

18 x 25 cm.

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