No Votes Thank You

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Title

No Votes Thank You

Description

The Appeal of Womanhood

Creator

Louis Jacobs

Publisher

National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage

Date

1912

Contributor

This postcard, captioned 'The Appeal of Womanhood', was designed by Harold Bird to announce an anti-suffrage meeting at the Royal Albert Hall organised by the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage. The central figure represents a 'womanly woman' wearing a feminine dress and flowers in her hair as she politely refuses the vote. Behind her a suffragette is depicted as the 'hysteric' or the 'shrieking sister', inelegantly leaping towards parliament brandishing a hammer. The postcard was sent to Lillian M Slade in 1912. The suffrage artist Louis Jacobs's later designed a riposte to Bird's representation. Her poster, also entitled 'The Appeal of Womanhood' and published by the Suffrage Atelier, shows a similar figure to Bird's 'womanly woman' apealling for the vote.

Files

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Collection

Citation

Louis Jacobs, “No Votes Thank You,” The Suffrage Postcard Project, accessed January 21, 2020, https://thesuffragepostcardproject.omeka.net/items/show/352.