The French Union for Women's Suffrage was founded and formed in 1905 by Jeanne Elizabeth Schmahi. The fight was a long one for it was not until 1945 that French women were finally given the right to vote! This antique postcard signed by artist B. Chavannaz ,is one of the most profound images of the plight of Women's suffrage that I have ever seen. Thinking of the fight for women's rights I just always conjure up images of Mrs. Banks and her sisters in their long dresses,hats and sashes forging ahead. But never have I given a thought that the lower class of women needed the vote so much more. Portrayed here are such women ,some with babies in tow showing up to vote against the slums,war and alcohol as stated on the ballot box. The artist Chavannaz was an early 20th century artist who is known for his lithograph ad posters for war efforts,government offices French associations and liberty bonds. Even though this is considered propaganda art, to me there is simply no bias or misleading message applied here. Enjoy your rights as a women of today! Condition is unused and in excellent condition.
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