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Suffrage Posters

In the 1910s, suffragists distributed numerous posters to win support. Reformers pasted them onto the walls of buildings, strung them across streets, and hung them in shop windows. The National American Woman Suffrage Association even founded its own publishing company to print the posters. They hired female professional artists, including Rose O’Neill, to create designs.

B.M. Boye, Votes for Women Sierra Art and Engraving Co. Press, poster, 1913, 15.5 x 23 inches, Poster Collection, Schlesinger Library

Rose O’Neill, Give Mother the Vote, We Need It National Woman Suffrage Publishing Company, poster, ca. 1915, 46.25 x 30.125 inches, Poster Collection, Schlesinger Library

Blanche Ames, Woman Suffrage Flowers, poster, 1910s, 18.25 x 23 inches, Poster Collection, Schlesinger Library

Inez Milholland Boissevain Who Died for the Freedom of Women, poster, ca. 1916 Reproduction, 11 x 14 inches, Alice Paul Papers, Schlesinger Library

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