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        Library of Congress: Media Gallery | Women's Suffrage

        Teachers may use these Library of Congress primary source documents to support teaching about women’s suffrage in the United States. The set provides evidence for a study of the chronology of the women’s suffrage movement. It can also be used to stimulate comparisons between the suffrage movement in the US and England. This set also supports the teaching of state voting history, especially for states with early voting rights for women. This primary source set documents evidence from popular culture, as well as the causes and effects of the women’s suffrage movement. This set includes images, song sheets, articles, statistical documents, political cartoons, and sound files.

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        Votes for Women: An Object-Lesson by Bertha Damaris Knobe

        This map summarizes the progress of women suffrage throughout world. The Woman-Suffrage Map of the World shows the forms of Enfranchisement granted in various countries.

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        The Sky is Now Her Limit

        This cartoon shows a woman carrying buckets on a yoke, looking up at ladder ascending up to the sky. The bottom rungs are labeled "Slavery," "House Drudgery," and "Shop Work." Top rungs labeled "Equal Suffrage," "Wage Equity," and "Presidency."

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        The Awakening

        This illustration shows a torch-bearing female labeled "Votes for Women", symbolizing the awakening of the nation's women to the desire for suffrage, striding across the western states, where women already had the right to vote, toward the east where women are reaching out to her.

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        Suffragists Protest Woodrow Wilson's Opposition to Woman Suffrage

        This photograph is of women suffrage activists wearing suffrage sashes demonstrating with signs at city street corner. Signs read "President Wilson How Long Do You Advise Us to Wait?", "Vote Against Wilson He Opposes National Suffrage", "Wilson is Against Women," and others.

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        Suffrage Parade in NYC

        This is a cover of a program for a women's suffrage procession, showing women, in elaborate attire, and blowing a long horn, from which is draped a "votes for women" banner; the U.S. Capitol in background.

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        Sojourner Truth

        "If de fust woman God ever made was strong enough to turn de world upside down all alone, dese women all togedder ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up agin."

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        Route of Envoys Sent from East by the Congressional Union for Women's Suffrage, to Appeal the Voting Women of the West

        This map of the United States shows a tour of the Congressional Union for Women Suffrage. There is an image of Alice Paul in lower left-hand corner. The caption reads "Call to Women Voters to Assemble in Chicago June 5, 6, 7 to Launch A National Woman's Party."

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        National Anti-Suffrage Association

        This primary source image shows men looking in the window of the National Anti-Suffrage Association headquarters.

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        Helena Weed

        Mrs. Helena Hill Weed of Norwalk, Connecticut was a graduate of Vassar College and Montana School of Mines. She was a prominent member of the Congressional Union for Women Suffrage and the NWP. She was one of the first pickets arrested, July 4, 1917.

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        Election Day!

        This is a cartoon depicting an election day when women can vote, an example of the visible and visual way in which the debate over women's suffrage was carried out.

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        Daughters of Freedom

        This women's suffrage piece, "Daughters of Freedom, the Ballot be Yours" has words by George Cooper, a friend of Stephen Foster and prolific lyricist during the 1870s and 1880s. Edwin Christie, the composer, was a respected but not successful composer who probably worked in the Boston area.

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        Part of the Vast Billboard Campaign of the Woman's Party

        This is a photograph of an unidentified woman putting up billboard with bucket and broom. Billboard reads: "'Women of Colorado, you have the vote. Get it for women of the nation by voting against Woodrow Wilson and the Democratic Candidate for Congress.

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        Official Program: Woman Suffrage Procession, Washington, D.C.

        This is the cover of a program for women's suffrage procession that took place March, 3, 1913 in Washington D.C.

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