Harnessing the Visual Power of Postcards
The National American Woman Suffrage Association sold a large supply of suffrage merchandise, particularly postcards bought in bulk by local groups. These were advertised in suffrage periodicals but also in a widely distributed catalog and price list. Popular cards included anything by feminist artist Rose O’Neill featuring her beloved “Kewpie” characters. Also sought after were Katherine Milhous’s cartoon exposing hypocritical arguments that voting would unsex women, and artist and book illustrator Mary Shepard Greene Blumenschein’s stylized portrait of a young suffragist.