Anti-Suffrage Cartoons

Women’s Rights Movement Series, part 3

Part 2 of the Women’s History Series on the early Women’s Rights Movement highlights some of the cartoons that opposed suffrage.

The call for women’s suffrage met with strong anti-suffrage rhetoric.  Not shy of using strong language, ads and cartoons from the late nineteenth to early twentieth century typically portrayed the fears and expectations of a voting female population.


Cartoon: “The Age of Brass/or the Triumphs of Women’s Rights” 1869.


Cartoon: “An Inauguration of the Future” 1897.

Ad: “Which do you Prefer? The Home or Street Corner for Woman: Vote No on Woman Suffrage” 1915.