The Polling Station

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Title

The Polling Station

Publisher

Suffrage Atelier

Date

1912

Contributor

In the forefront a Mother tends to her child, flanked by a group of professional and graduate women including a nurse and mayor depicted as valued members of society but denied the vote and, therefore, excluded from the Polling Station. Behind, barring their entry to the polling station is a policeman. Queuing to vote are a number of 'enfranchised' men including an agricultural labourer, industrial and manual workers and a top-hated member of the middle class. The slightly controversial message of the postcard appears to suggest that professional women and graduates deserve the vote more than some enfranchised males and brings the issue of 'class' into the Suffrage debate.

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Citation

“The Polling Station,” The Suffrage Postcard Project, accessed October 18, 2019, https://thesuffragepostcardproject.omeka.net/items/show/342.