So you thought Valentine’s Day was all about candy and flowers? During the early twentieth century, when women’s suffrage was a hotly debated topic in America, even this seemingly apolitical holiday sparked satire.
In this 1907 anti suffrage postcard, the artist shows a suffragette in a disheveled looking outfit, with an ill fitting coat, an asymmetrical skirt, and a lot of leg showing. Is the implication that if suffragettes dressed better, they might get more support. Although the figure has on a skirt, her hat, coat and big pin make me think that Dr. Mary Walker might have been the inspiration.