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    Nov032008

    Women. . . You Have the Vote!

    Arline A. Kinsel photograph, 1915, Pueblo, Colorado.
    Privately held by Suzanne Freeman,
    [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Green Valley, Arizona. 2008.

    Here is a special photograph in recognition of Tuesday, November 4 -- Election Day!

    Just when I thought I had seen all the family treasures, my Mother sent this photocopy to me in the mail. It is an early photograph of Arline posing before a Colorado voting poster --

    WOMEN OF COLORADO!
    YOU HAVE THE VOTE
    HELP GET IT FOR WOMEN THROUGHOUT THE NATION
    BY VOTING AGAINST WOODROW WILSON AS THE
    DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS
    THE NATIONAL WOMAN'S PARTY
    Mom deciphered the complete poster, only shown partially in the photograph, by using other pictures taken the same day of Arline's friend and her little boy standing with the same background. Little Gaylord was so small that the lower half of the sign is quite visible.

    Although women in Colorado were granted full voting rights in 1893, when this photograph was taken in 1915 some states were still barring women from the polling booth. It would be a full five years until the 19th Amendment gave women in all states the right to vote.

    On Tuesday I will be working in my Precinct reminding voters to take advantage of this privilege and urge you, too, to Get Out and Vote!

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    Reader Comments (2)

    What an inspirational picture. It is so amazing to see how far we politics have come.

    November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

    Your web site is outstanding!
    Here is the url to the blog from the Archives of the Sandusky Library if you would like to take a look:

    http://sanduskyhistory.blogspot.com

    March 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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