Cartoon from the Seattle Times celebrating the passage of women's suffrage in Tennessee. A woman from the Suffragists basketball team, wearing 'Tennessee' on a ribbon around her head, shoots a basketball over a woman from the Antis team. The goal is labeled 'Ratification' and the basketball '19th Constitutional Amendment.' Henry Romeike, Inc. of New York, NY provided this clipping to Carrie Chapman Catt.
This political cartoon from the New York World shows a young woman suffragist asking Colonel Tennessee, the rustic older gentleman often used to represent Tennessee, for a special session of the Tennessee Legislature for the ratification of the 19th Amendment for women's suffrage.
This political cartoon shows Colonel Tennessee leaping over a wooden fence (constitutional technicalities) to come to the aid of a young woman (suffrage)stranded on a rock (35th state) while attempting to cross a stream (strong opposition) and reach the other side (36th state). A caption in the upper left corner proclaims "What does one care for a high fence and deep water, when such an opportunity presents itself."
In this political cartoon, Colonel Tennessee is eyeing a older woman representing suffrage. His comment is "Perfect 36," referring to Tennessee's place as the 36th and final state needed to ratify the 19th Amendment. Her belt "Tennessee" cinches her waist while she exclaims "Oh! Colonel!"
This political cartoon shows a harried Colonel Tennessee on a sofa, his hat on the floor, upturned with its brim labeled 'Tennessee Legislature.' Two young women sit on either side of the Colonel, vying for his attention. One represents 'suffrage' and the other 'anti-suffrage.' A sign tacked up on the wall behind them says 'Special Session,' as the legislature of Tennessee was meeting at the time to decide upon the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Henry Romeike, Inc. of New York, NY provided this clipping to Carrie Chapman Catt.
In this political cartoon, the 1920 presidential candidates, Governor James M. Cox and Senator Warren G. Harding, both of Ohio, wait outside the closed door of the Tennessee Legislature. Cox is ready to offer bonbons for the "fair Lady Voter from an admirer," while Harding holds a large bouquet of flowers "to Miss Suffrage with love." Henry Romeike, Inc. of New York, NY provided this clipping to Carrie Chapman Catt.
This political cartoon illustrates the constitutional controversy that ensued after the Tennessee legislature ratified the 19th Amendment. A teacher with a desk labeled "National Woman Suffrage" has her partially eaten apple, labeled "Ratification," stolen by a misbehaving boy from Tennessee, who exclaims, "I didn't give it to ya ta keep!" Behind the teacher, there is a Roll of Honor of the 36 states who had ratified the 19th Amendment on which number 36, Tennessee, is crossed out. Henry Romeike, Inc. of New York, NY provided this clipping to Carrie Chapman Catt.
In this political cartoon, an elegantly dressed Colonel Tennessee offers a chair (suffrage ratification) to an young woman representing woman suffrage. He pulls the chair from under her as she sits, and she tumbles to the ground. Henry Romeike, Inc. of New York, NY provided this clipping to Carrie Chapman Catt.
This political cartoon shows a donkey, representing the Democratic Tennessee Legislature, and Columbia, representing women, struggling over suffrage. The donkey exclaims, "Wait a minute - Let me see that again!" Henry Romeike, Inc. of New York, NY provided this clipping to Carrie Chapman Catt.
This political cartoon shows Colonel Tennessee spreading tacks along the road traveled by a group of women in a Suffrage Ratification car. The tacks represent 'legal technicalities' used by suffrage opponents in an attempt to stop the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Henry Romeike, Inc. of New York, NY provided this clipping to Carrie Chapman Catt.
Scrapbook page containing a photo of Anti-suffragists with a Confederate veteran at their headquarters at the Hermitage Hotel in August 1920. The caption reads: "Truth crushed to the Earth will rise again" - is illustrated in this lovely picture of Mrs. Jas. S Pinkard, President General of the Southern Women's League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, who as grand-niece of John C. Calhoun - unfurls the Confederate flag as emblematical of Southern States Rights fight for the defeat of the Federal Amendment; to her left sits the veteran who "fought and bled" for Tennessee's States Rights; standing to his left, holding the flag of the Union, is Miss Josephine A. Pearson, Pres. of the Tenn. Division of the Southern Women's Rejection League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, who led the fight in Tennessee which became the BattleGround of the nation. August 1920.
Photo from scrapbook with caption that reads: Front or Outer office of Anti-Ratification Headquarters, Hotel Hermitage, Mrs. Morgan Brown, Executive Chairman, standing at the Entrance. Seated is a (relay?) of many prominent Nashville women, who faithfully served their state in detachments, day and night, during August 1920. Standing in the rear at the Entrance to the inner office of the President and Vice-President, Miss Josephine A. Pearson and Mrs. George A. Washington, respectively; is Mrs. Jas. Pinkard, President General of the Southern Women's League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. To her right, in the center, is Miss Charlotte Raine, field Speaker of the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage; near her to the right, is Mrs. Aspy of Boston, Field Organizer of the National Association.
This photograph from the "Ratification Issue" of the Nashville Tennessean shows the Senate chamber at the moment that clerk counted the historic vote on women's suffrage. With this vote, Tennessee became the 36th and deciding state to approve the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote.