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12 Cruel Anti-Suffragette Cartoons

Therese Oneill. 12 Cruel Anti-Suffragette Cartoons. The Week, August 5, 2013.

Era: Post-Suffrage Era, Suffrage Era | Media: Cartoons, Curated Photos/Ephemera, Postcards

In commemoration of the 93rd anniversary of the August 18, 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment, the magazine The Week published this selection of anti-suffragette cartoons. The portrayals of suffragettes range from incapable of loving or being loved to shirking the duties of womanhood, i.e. cleaning and childcare.

If you’d like to explore more suffrage-era cartoons—both for and against women’s enfranchisement—see Puck magazine’s suffrage issue and the Catherine H. Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

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