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Postcards Advocating Woman Suffrage

"Votes for Women" Christmas Campaign

In this card produced by the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia, Santa brings "Votes for Women" in his gift bag. The cards are titled "Merry Xmas."

Original Author: Equal Suffrage League of Virginia

Created: 1910s

Medium: Post card

Courtesy of Library of Virginia

"Bread and Roses" Postcard

A 1912 postcard designed by Adèle Clark, a founding member of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia, illustrates the final stanza of a poem by James Oppenheim titled "Bread and Roses." A rallying cry for social activism, that slogan was first used in a 1912 speech by the feminist labor leader Rose Schneiderman: "The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too." The poem, excerpted here, urges women to march for their rights and to be "No more the drudge and idler." The border surrounding the text features stalks of wheat and roses in full bloom.

Original Author: Adèle Clark, designer; James Oppenheim, writer

Created: 1912

Medium: Postcard

Courtesy of Library of Virginia

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  • "Votes for Women" Christmas Campaign

    In this card produced by the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia, Santa brings "Votes for Women" in his gift bag. The cards are titled "Merry Xmas."

    Original Author: Equal Suffrage League of Virginia

    Created: 1910s

    Medium: Post card

    Courtesy of Library of Virginia

  • "Bread and Roses" Postcard

    A 1912 postcard designed by Adèle Clark, a founding member of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia, illustrates the final stanza of a poem by James Oppenheim titled "Bread and Roses." A rallying cry for social activism, that slogan was first used in a 1912 speech by the feminist labor leader Rose Schneiderman: "The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too." The poem, excerpted here, urges women to march for their rights and to be "No more the drudge and idler." The border surrounding the text features stalks of wheat and roses in full bloom.

    Original Author: Adèle Clark, designer; James Oppenheim, writer

    Created: 1912

    Medium: Postcard

    Courtesy of Library of Virginia