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The Only Way to Make a Woman Hold Her Tongue [Postcard]

The Only Way to Make a Woman Hold Her Tongue [Postcard].

The Only Way to Make a Woman Hold Her Tongue [Postcard].

Circa 1912.

Postcard addressed to Mrs. Oscar Jacklin from Blanche, featuring a woman with her mouth covered.

From the collection of Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner

Since My Margerette Become-a-da-Suffragette

Since My Margerette Become-a-da-Suffragette.

Will D. Cobb, Music by Gus. Edwards

Since My Margerette Become-a-da-Suffragette.

New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1913.             

The song mocks the suffrage movement as well as the Italian immigrants. In the song, the wife has learned about the suffrage movement and she is now a supporter, in which the husband now is subject to her domination. He gives her all of his money because she is the treasurer for the family and he does not “eat da spagett” anymore. The song was very popular.

DeGolyer Library, Danny O. Crew Sheet Music Collection

The Anti-Suffrage Rose Song

The Anti-Suffrage Rose Song.

Phil Hanna

The Anti-Suffrage Rose Song.

Boston: Women's Anti-Suffrage Association, [1915].

Dedicated to the women’s anti-suffrage associations. Published by the Women’s Anti-Suffrage Association in Boston, MA. In opposition to the suffragists, the association used red and pink as their official colors and the rose as their official flower. Hanna wrote, “Sweetest flow’r in all the world / Ev’ry body knows / You’re the emblem of the Anti-Suffrage Cause! You lovely, red, red rose!”

DeGolyer Library, Danny O. Crew Sheet Music Collection

A loss to all women, an injury to the State: why Elihu Root opposes woman suffrage ... Mr. Root's opinion

A loss to all women, an injury to the State: why Elihu Root opposes woman suffrage ... Mr. Root's opinion.

Elihu Root (1845-1937)

A loss to all women, an injury to the State: why Elihu Root opposes woman suffrage ... Mr. Root's opinion.

Boston: Women's Anti-Suffrage Association of Massachusetts, 1915.

Elihu Root was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the Secretary of State (1905-1909), Secretary of War (1899-1904) and as the United State Senator from New York (1909-1915). Pamphlet contains the text of Elihu Root's opinion on women's suffrage.

DeGolyer Library, Pamphlet Collection, JK1896 .L67 1915

['Vote No on Woman Suffrage' Pin-Back Button]

['Vote No on Woman Suffrage' Pin-Back Button].

['Vote No on Woman Suffrage' Pin-Back Button].

New York: Bastian Brothers Company, circa. 1910-1920.

Imprinted “Vote No on Woman Suffrage.” Verso: [imprinted] Bastian Bros. Co., MFRS of Ribbon Metal. S. A. No 11, [illegible] & B. A. and Celluloid Novelties. Rochester, N. Y.

DeGolyer Library, Hervey A. Priddy collection of American presidential and political memorabilia, A2010.0018

Series of anti-suffrage flyers linking the movement to socialism 1913, 1919

Series of anti-suffrage flyers linking the movement to socialism 1913, 1919.

Anti-Suffrage Flyers.

Series of anti-suffrage flyers linking the movement to socialism 1913, 1919.

“The Red Behind the Yellow Socialism in the Wake of Suffrage” was issued by the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage. Formed in 1911, the National Association Opposed to Women Suffrage (NAOWS) was a popular anti-suffrage organization among the northeastern cities. “There is no getting away from the fact that Woman Suffrage and Socialism are indissolubly linked.”

DeGolyer Library, Manuscript Collection

Gift: Hervey Priddy, 2019.

The Remonstrance against woman suffrage

The Remonstrance against woman suffrage.

Women's Anti-Suffrage Association of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women.

The Remonstrance against woman suffrage.

Boston, Mass.: Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women, Jan. 1914-Oct. 1920.

The Remonstrance was published quarterly by the Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women expressing “the views of women in Massachusetts. Maine, Rode Island, Michigan, Connecticut, Maryland, New Hampshire, Vermont, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Ohio, Virginia, and other states.”

DeGolyer Library, General Collection, Newspaper AN2.M4 B6R46

Votes for Women [Postcard]

Votes for Women [Postcard].

Votes for Women [Postcard].

New York: Taylor, Platt & Company, no date.

Anti-Woman’s suffrage postcard featuring a belligerent suffragette talking to elderly man and holding a "Votes for Women" sign. Man responds “Yes, indeedy, ma'am! I bin a sufferagist fer years, mostly from rheumatiz!”

From the collection of Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner

“I am Opposed to Woman’s Suffrage.”

“I am Opposed to Woman’s Suffrage.”

“I am Opposed to Woman’s Suffrage.”

Concord, New Hampshire, No date.

 Mailing card signed Mrs. K.M. Leighton of 20 Beacon Street opposing suffrage for women.

From the collection of Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner

Vote No on Woman Suffrage [Button]

Vote No on Woman Suffrage [Button].

Vote No on Woman Suffrage [Button].

Philadelphia Badge Company, No date.

From the collection of Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner