The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage
Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress
Portraits | Suffrage campaigns, cartoons, and ephemera | Rights Information | Finding Additional Images | Select Bibliography
These images were selected to meet requests regularly received
by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. They
include portraits of women who campaigned
for women’s rights, particularly voting rights, and suffrage
campaign scenes, cartoons, and ephemera. An accompanying women’s suffrage timeline features many of the images.
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Edgerly, Lois Stiles. Give Her This Day : a Daybook of Women’s Words. Gardiner, Me:
Tilbury House, 1990.
Franzen, Monika, and Nancy Ethiel, comp. Make Way! : 200 Years of American Women in
Cartoons. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, 1988.
Frost-Knappman, Elizabeth, and Sarah Kurian. The ABC-CLIO Companion to Women’s
Progress in America. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO, 1994.
Frost-Knappman, Elizabeth, and Kathryn Cullen-DuPont. Women’s Suffrage in America : an
Eyewitness History. New York: Facts on File, 1992.
Hoffert, Sylvia D. When Hens Crow : the Woman’s Rights Movements in Antebellum America.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.
Lunardini, Christine A. Women’s Rights. Social Issues in American History Series. Phoenix,
AZ: Oryx Press, 1996.
Sheppard, Alice. Cartooning for Suffrage. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1994.
Smith, Betsy Covington. Women Win the Vote. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Silver Burdett
Sullivan, George. The Day the Women Got the Vote : a Photo History of the Women’s Rights
Movement. New York: Scholastic, 1994.
Tickner, Lisa. The Spectacle of Women : Imagery of the Suffrage Campaign, 1907-14. Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 1988.
Weatherford, Doris. American Women’s History. New York: Prentice Hall General Reference,
Additional general sources on the suffrage movement are listed in the bibliography that
accompanies Votes for Women: Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage
Association Collection, 1848-1921.
See also resources for teachers: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/suffrage-pictures/
Last revised: December 2013