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The Struggle for Women's Suffrage

Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress

Portraits | Suffrage campaigns, cartoons, and ephemera | Rights Information | Finding Additional Images | Select Bibliography

These images were selected to meet requests regularly received by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. They include portraits of women who campaigned for women's rights, particularly voting rights, and suffrage campaign scenes, cartoons, and ephemera. An accompanying women's suffrage timeline features many of the images.

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Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony
Alice Stone Blackwell
Alice Stone Blackwell
Paulina Wright Davis
Paulina W. Davis
Abigail Scott Duniway
Abigail Scott Duniway
Julia Ward Howe
Julia Ward Howe
Mary A. Livermore
Mary A. Livermore
Belva Lockwood
Belva Lockwood
Lucretia Mott
Lucretia Mott
Maud Wood Park
Maud Wood Park
Alice Paul
Alice Paul
Anna Howard Shaw
Anna Howard Shaw
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and daughter Harriot
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
and daughter, Harriot

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and
Susan B. Anthony

Lucy Stone
Lucy Stone
Mary Church Terrell
Mary Church Terrell
Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth
Frances Willard
Frances Willard
Carrie Chapman Catt
Carrie Chapman Catt

Suffrage Campaign Scenes, Cartoons, and Ephemera

The apotheosis of suffrage
"The apotheosis of suffrage" (1896)
Election Day!
"Election Day!" (1909)
National Anti-Suffrage Association
"National Anti-Suffrage Association" (1911?)
Woman suffrage headquarters ... Cleveland
"Woman suffrage headquarters ... Cleveland" (1912)
Suffrage parade, New York City, May 6, 1912
Suffrage parade, New York City, May 6, 1912
Suffragists marching, probably in New York City in 1913
Suffragists marching, probably in New York City in 1913
Official program - Woman suffrage procession, Washington, D.C. March 3, 1913
"Official program ... Washington, D.C. March 3, 1913"
Head of suffrage parade, Washington, D.C.
"Head of suffrage parade, Washington, D.C." (1913)
Inez Boissevain, wearing white cape, seated on white horse at the suffrage parade in Washington, D.C., 1913
"Suffrage parade 3/13/13" (Inez Boissevain, Washington, D.C.)
Florence F. Noyes as Liberty in suffrage pageant
German actress Hedwig Reicher wearing costume of Columbia (1913)
Suffragists Mrs. Stanley McCormick and Mrs. Charles Parker, April 22, 1913
Suffragists Mrs. Stanley McCormick and Mrs. Charles Parker, April 22, 1913
Breaking in suffrage speakers
"Breaking in suffrage speakers..." (1913)
Help us to win the vote
"Help us to win the vote" (1914)
Suffrage campaign days in New Jersey (women putting up banner)
"Suffrage campaign days in New Jersey" (between 1914 and 1920)
The first picket line - College day in the picket line
"The first picket line - College day in the picket line" (1917)
Three suffragists casting votes in New York City(?)
Three suffragists casting votes in New York City(?) (ca. 1917)
Stump speaking--In the days of Old Dobbin and Derby hats Mrs. Harriot Stanton Blatch exhorted the Wall Street crowds
"Stump speaking ..." (between 1915 and 1920?)
Governor Edwin P. Morrow signing the Anthony Amendment
"Governor Edwin P. Morrow signing the Anthony Amendment ..." (1920)
Marble statue of three suffragists by Adelaide Johnson
Marble statue of three suffragists by Adelaide Johnson (1965)

Rights Information

The images are presented for educational and research purposes. The Library of Congress is unaware of any restrictions on the use of the images. However, patrons who plan to publish or otherwise distribute any of the images should be aware that determination regarding the appropriate use of an image ultimately rests with the patron. The Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission for use of the images. For further information, see "Copyright and Other Restrictions That Apply to Publication/Distribution of Images."

Finding Additional Images

Selected Bibliography

Edgerly, Lois Stiles. Give Her This Day : a Daybook of Women's Words. Gardiner, Me: Tilbury House, 1990.

Franzen, Monika, and Nancy Ethiel, comp. Make Way! : 200 Years of American Women in Cartoons. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, 1988.

Frost-Knappman, Elizabeth, and Sarah Kurian. The ABC-CLIO Companion to Women's Progress in America. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO, 1994.

Frost-Knappman, Elizabeth, and Kathryn Cullen-DuPont. Women's Suffrage in America : an Eyewitness History. New York: Facts on File, 1992.

Hoffert, Sylvia D. When Hens Crow : the Woman's Rights Movements in Antebellum America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.

Lunardini, Christine A. Women's Rights. Social Issues in American History Series. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1996.

Sheppard, Alice. Cartooning for Suffrage. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1994.

Smith, Betsy Covington. Women Win the Vote. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Silver Burdett Press, 1989.

Sullivan, George. The Day the Women Got the Vote : a Photo History of the Women's Rights Movement. New York: Scholastic, 1994.

Tickner, Lisa. The Spectacle of Women : Imagery of the Suffrage Campaign, 1907-14. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Weatherford, Doris. American Women's History. New York: Prentice Hall General Reference, 1994.

Additional general sources on the suffrage movement are listed in the bibliography that accompanies Votes for Women: Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921.

See also resources for teachers:

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