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The Awakening

This ca. 1915 cartoon depicts a torch-bearing female, symbolizing the awakening of the nation's women to the desire for voting rights. The figure is striding across western states, where women were already franchised, toward the East where women are reaching out to her. Printed below the cartoon is a poem by Alice Duer Miller.

Creator Mayer, Henry (artist)
Coverage 1915
Category History
Regions Greater New Orleans, Orleans
Time Periods Bourbon Era
Index letter W
Medium Illustration
Repository Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
ID Number LC-USZC2-1206
Copyright Public Domain
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