Signed Handbill, "I am Opposed to Woman's Suffrage," circa 1915

Summary

During the struggle for women's voting rights in the early 20th century, many men and some women strongly opposed the notion of women voting. These "anti-suffragists" argued that women were both physically and emotionally incapable of dealing with the strains of politics. The Miss Florence Hoagland who signed this card apparently agreed with these assessments.

During the struggle for women's voting rights in the early 20th century, many men and some women strongly opposed the notion of women voting. These "anti-suffragists" argued that women were both physically and emotionally incapable of dealing with the strains of politics. The Miss Florence Hoagland who signed this card apparently agreed with these assessments.

Artifact

Handbill

Date Made

circa 1915

Subject Date

circa 1915

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Broadside Collection 

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

2004.98.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Technique

Handwriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3 in

Width: 5 in

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