Uncle Sam and Votes for Women

Item Info

Item No: PIXC00087
Title: Uncle Sam and Votes for Women
Additional Title: 11/25/1912
Creation Date: 11/25/1912
Publication Date: 11/25/1912
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: Print and Picture Collection

The illustration shows a room in disarray with a downcast looking Uncle Sam sitting amongst the mess. The disorder is meant to represent some of the problems facing the United States in the early 20th century. Among these were concerns over tenement conditions, working conditions for women and children, unemployment, and corruption. In the doorway stands a woman with a broom and bucket representing women's suffrage. The implication here is that allowing women the right to vote would help to "clean up" the country's ills.

Country: Country:United States

Creator Name: Richards, Frederick T. (1864-1921) - Artist