American Treasures of the Library of Congress: Reason

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Women's Suffrage

Wifey is a Real Suffragette
C. W. Custer
"Wifey is a Real Suffragette"
Chicago: Delmar Music
Company, 1919
Music Division
Copyright deposit ( November 21, 2002 )

Like other social causes, the suffrage movement provided inspiration to a number of song writers, both women and men. While the vast majority of the songs they wrote promoted suffrage, anti-suffrage songs were not unusual. Most of the suffrage songs from the collections of the Music Division date from the decade preceding the ratification of the nineteenth Amendment in 1920. The collections also contain some of the earliest examples of women's suffrage music dating from the 1860s.

Additional Views:
Frank Howard
"We'll Show You When We
Come to Vote"

Toledo: W.W. Whitney's Palace of Music, 1897
Music Division
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