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Now let the show go on!

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Illustration shows a woman labeled "Mrs. Lockwood," holding papers that state "Nomination for Pres. Womens' Rights Party," bursting through an opening in the floor of a stage to appear next to a clown labeled "B. B." who is holding a paddle labeled "Demagogism" and a string of sausages labeled "His Own Nomination, Womens' Suffrage Nomination, Tewksbury Pauper Nomination, Convict Party Nomination, Greenback Nomination, [and] Last Nomination." Caption: Arrival of the political columbine to join the political clown.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political campaigns; Women--Suffrage; Theater--Performances; Lockwood, Belva Ann, 1830-1917; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893

Date: 1884-09-17

A squelcher for woman suffrage

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A woman is denied the opportunity to vote because she is wearing a dress and a hat that are too wide for the narrow booths labeled, "Ballots must be prepared in these booths." A policeman is standing on the left, and, in the background, election officials are standing over the ballot box for "Election District No. 13". Caption: How can she vote, when the fashions are so wide, and the voting booths are so narrow?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Women--Suffrage; Women's rights; Voting; Women's clothing

Date: 1894-06-06

Trying to make an April fool of him

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Uncle Sam dances through a minefield of political issues, such as "Catholic Demands for part of School Funds," "Single Tax Fad," "Populism," "Prohibition Foolishness," "Women's Rights Nonsense," and the "Free Silver Mania," which all have strings attached leading back to a bishop, a woman, a temperance man, and a "Silverite." Caption: Uncle Sam--Let 'em amuse themselves; - but they can't take me in!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Issues management--Political aspects; Silver question; Population; Church and state; Prohibition; Women--Suffrage; Patronage, Political; Fools and jesters

Date: 1895-04-03

A suggestion to the Buffalo Exposition; - Let us have a chamber of female horrors

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Illustration shows Uncle Sam and John Bull leading a group of world leaders walking in the center aisle between an exhibit of women suffragettes on pedestals; among the figures are "Mrs. Faith Healer," "Woman Evangelist," "Mrs. Lease" holding a large rake, and an elderly woman wearing a crown labeled "Queen of Holland Dames," as well as one woman labeled "D.A.R." Those identified are: "Dr. Mary Walker," "Belva Lockwood," "Susan B. Anthony," "E. Cady Stanton," "Mrs. Eddy Christian Scientist," and "Carrie Nation of Kansas" holding a large ax.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Pan-American Exposition; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); John Bull (Symbolic character); Women--Civil rights; Women--Suffrage; Daughters of the American Revolution; Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941; Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1830-1916; Loubet, Emile, 1838-1929; Nation, Carry Amelia, 1846-1911; Walker, Mary Edwards, 1832-1919; Lockwood, Belva Ann, 1830-1917; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902; Eddy, Mary Baker, 1821-1910

Date: 1901-04-03

Letter from Frederick Funston to Theodore Roosevelt

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General Funston thanks Vice President Roosevelt for the congratulatory letter upon Funston's commission as a brigadier general. He regrets that his military service will prevent him from "whooping it up" for a Roosevelt presidential campaign in 1904. Funston reports that the situation in the Philippines is difficult and he wishes the army could use an "iron hand." He has a low opinion of Filipinos and doesn't believe they are currently suitable for self government.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Armed Forces--Officers; Generals; Presidents--Election; Political campaigns; Colonies--Administration; Insurgency--Government policy; Suffrage; Autonomy; Race discrimination; Philippines; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; White, William Allen, 1868-1944

Date: 1901-09-02

Letter from Thomas Lafayette Rosser to John Lowndes McLaurin

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General Rosser thanks Senator McLaurin for the letter concerning the 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution. Rosser hopes to call a conference to discuss "negro suffrage" which he believes will inevitably be limited in the southern United States. He suggests altering the 15th amendment to prevent discrimination in federal elections but allowing states to handle their own affairs.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: African Americans--Politics and government; African Americans--Suffrage; Race discrimination; Constitutional amendments; States' rights (American politics); Southern States; Constitution (United States); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-12-18

Letter from John Lowndes McLaurin to Theodore Roosevelt

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Senator McLaurin attempts to clarify his views on African American suffrage. McLaurin supports states being able to restrict suffrage and thus prevent "negro domination." A small "intelligent electorate" of African Americans can effectively protect their race and serve as a balance of power in the South. McLaurin wants "division of thought" over racial divisions.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: African Americans--Politics and government; African Americans--Suffrage; States' rights (American politics); Race discrimination; Southern States

Date: 1901-12-19

Letter from John Lowndes McLaurin to Thomas Lafayette Rosser

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Senator McLaurin explains his position on African American suffrage and repealing the 15th Amendment.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Suffrage; African Americans--Suffrage; Election law; Southern States; Constitution (United States)

Date: 1901-12-19

Letter from Jeter Connelly Pritchard to James Sullivan Clarkson

Description:

Senator Pritchard is ill but hopes to attend and address the Alabama Republican State Convention. He believes that Republicans can make substantial gains in Alabama and the South.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: African Americans--Suffrage; Elections; Gerrymandering; Alabama; Southern States; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Date: 1902-09-15

Letter from Booker T. Washington to James Sullivan Clarkson

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Booker T. Washington expresses his concerns over the lack of voting rights for African Americans in the South. He places the blame on Democrats and "lily white" Republicans.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: African Americans--Suffrage; Racism; Southern States; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1902-09-15

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