Happy Birthday, Susan B. Anthony!
Susan B. Anthony was a women's rights advocate, an anti-slavery activist and a general badass. If she were still alive, Anthony would be turning 193 year...
"At Last", cover on 'The Suffragist', Saturday, June 21, 1919. In September 1918 President Wilson endorsed the amendment granting women the right to vote. It took nine months from Wilson's endorsement until Congress passed the amendment in June 1919.
"Susan Brownell Anthony was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement to introduce women's suffrage into the United States." (Source: Wikipedia.)
I just had to share this ensemble put together by the lovely 16 Sparrows over at Behind the Curtain. She was inspired by the Gibson Girl / Suffragette look of the 1890's... [click on her link for outfit details]: Of course, the Gibson girl and the suffragette were quite scandalous, so the only other thing this bad girl needs to complete the look is an Eagle Bicycle [how did people ride these?] Click here for an interesting little article on how the bicycle liberated women. Suffrage…
War on women: Propaganda postcards from suffragette era show fierce battle fought by American women to get the vote... and Obama can thank them for his job
The sobering collection of postcards, released by the University of Northern Iowa, has captured the war waged on women during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Suffragette Movie Poster (#13 of 26)
High resolution official theatrical movie poster (#13 of 26) for Suffragette (2015). Image dimensions: 1178 x 1600. Directed by Sarah Gavron.
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Political posters were used heavily to enlist support at suffragette rallies and counteract the negative caricatures of suffragists being used in the press.
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