Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Suffrage Week continues today with another picture of one of the signs at a protest. They appear to be equating lack of support for women's right to vote to hampering the War Effort. The picture was taken in 1918, which was when the US was entering World War I.


  1. I have heard, of course, of this part of our history, but seeing and reading these banners presents a new perspective. Without the news media we have today, I guess they had to have a means to let the general public know the argument behind the protest.

  2. Politics hasn't changed; members of Congress will tie several totally unrelated things together, and call it a "package deal". Isolationists in Congress wanted to keep us out of the war, and it was pretty much the same group who voted against suffrage, and then put the kibosh to the League of Nations. "Whatever it is, I'm against it."

  3. Very interesting - and what a neat job of printing on the banner!


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