An Appeal to John Bull.

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An Appeal to John Bull.


An Appeal to John Bull.
The woman's cause is man's; they rise or sink
Together, dwarfed or godlike, bond or free.
– Tennyson

[Image: Postcard is part of the Valentine's Series. The card depicts a suffragist, shackled and in a prison cell, reaching out to John Bull, a personification of England. The poem along the bottom is an excerpt from "The Princess," by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

On the verso, the card is addressed to Mrs. Lavor 4 Cambridge Rd Walton on Thames Surrey, and postmarked April 27, 1909. The handwritten message reads: "Dear Alice / Sorry could not come yesterday owing to the weather & I cannot come tomorrow as I have a friend coming to stay for a few days love from L. Elliot"]


Valentine Series


Ann Lewis Women's Suffrage Collection (Postcards and Stamps),


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Valentine Series, “An Appeal to John Bull.,” The Suffrage Postcard Project, accessed December 6, 2023,