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Exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Hy [Henry] Mayer. “The Awakening.” Puck, vol. 77, no. 1981 (February 20, 1915). Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (0312.00.00)

Suffrage Follows Lady Liberty Eastward in “The Awakening”

Suffrage wins in Washington, California, and Oregon were followed by hard-fought victories in Arizona, Kansas, Nevada, and Montana. By the end of 1914, more than four million women had voting rights equal to men in eleven states, all in the West, leaving women elsewhere still reaching for the light of Liberty’s torch of freedom. Henry Mayer’s 1915 illustration was the centerfold of a special suffrage issue of Puck magazine, guest-edited by New York state suffrage groups.