Document HS II-13: “A Female Suffrage Fancy,” Cartoon by Joseph Veppler, published in Puck, July 1880.
Text included in the pictures, beginning with top left corner and moving clockwise:
Ballot Box; Political Machine; Sewing Machines for SALE Cheap;
caption: The Sewing Machine is Superceded
caption: Wife out Electioneering
caption: Ugly-Looking Man Driven from the Polls
Our Candidate; The Ladies PET, Demure and Simple;
caption: A Handsome Fool gets the Office
[large image in center] caption: Lovely Woman having Removed her “political Disablities” is Prepared to Vote;
[books on the floor]: Cook Book, Female Deportment, Modesty; [on left, label on the bottle]: beard grease; [words on paper]: Whiskers Forced to Grow; [individual’s hand rests on box labeled] Cigars
caption: Treats like a Male Politician and has it “Chalked Up” like one
caption: Good Looking Ones Caressed
- What story does each of the eight cartoons tell?
- Judging from the cartoons, what is Keppler’s position on woman’s rights?
- How did Keppler make his views known? Why might he have chosen this approach?
- Find examples of people using a similar approach today.