April 13th, 2010
How Suffragist Postcards Got Out the Vote
Considering what obvious justice suffrage for women was, it’s surprising that it took 62 years from the birth of the U.S. suffrage movement to come up with an equally simple way of making the case. But in 1910, the National American Woman Suffrage Association distilled their best arguments into one-paragraph gems printed on postcards. Their “Think It Over” series proved to be not only an excellent consciousness-raiser but fundraiser as well, since NAWSA received a commission on each card sold. Here’s a particularly insightful one:
Some are suggesting that these cute cards were the precursor of the modern blog. View the variety of postcards posted on the Ms. blog. What do you think?
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