The American Suffragettes
A Harper's Weekly cartoonist depicts protesting suffragettes in an unsavory fashion, with signs reading "We Don't Want a Thing We Are Just Showing Off" and "America: The Land of the Woman — The Home of the Girl!" Following a long national campaign, public sentiment would gradually shift, resulting in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in June of 1919. Virginia, however, was one of nine southern states not to ratify the amendment, even though it went into effect as national law in August of 1920. Finally, in 1952, the state General Assembly ratified the Amendment. This cartoon first appeared in Harper's Weekly, Volume II, No. 2642, pp. 1166–1167.