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"Vote: A Powerful Weapon for Change" In the fight for equality, suffragette cats scratch and fight against injustice

Background imageVote Collection: Suffragette Cat Scratch and Fight Police

Suffragette Cat Scratch and Fight Police. Cat with Votes for Women sign around its neck proclaims, I m a catty suffragette, I scratch and fight the P lice, so long as they withhold the vote

Background imageVote Collection: Suffragette Cat In Hat and Flag

Suffragette Cat In Hat and Flag. A cat wears a large picture hat and a flag in WSPU colours, purple, white and green, fastened as a shawl with VFW badge

Background imageVote Collection: 19th AMENDMENT, 1919. The Congressional Resolution for the submission of the Nineteenth Amendment

19th AMENDMENT, 1919. The Congressional Resolution for the submission of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution to the state legislatures for ratification, 1919

Background imageVote Collection: Konrad Adenauer Campaign Poster

Konrad Adenauer Campaign Poster
Campaign poster for poster German statesman, Konrad Adenauer and his Christian Democratic Union (CDU Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands) party during the 1957 elections

Background imageVote Collection: Liberal Party Poster, We Mobilised for War - Let us Mobilis

Liberal Party Poster, We Mobilised for War - Let us Mobilis
A Liberal Party Poster with Lloyd George, Liberal Leader, depicted above the slogan We mobilised for War - let us Mobilise for Prosperity! Vote Liberal

Background imageVote Collection: Suffragette Cat I Want My Vote

Suffragette Cat I Want My Vote. A suffragette cat or kitten against a background of purple, White and green (The colours of the Womens Social & Political Union) says I Want My Vote Date: circa 1908

Background imageVote Collection: Womens Suffrage Millicent Fawcett

Womens Suffrage Millicent Fawcett
Photograph shows Millicent Garrett Fawcett ahead of a banner proclaiming Woman Citizens Mrs. Fawcett, President of the National Union of Womens Suffrage Societies

Background imageVote Collection: WOMENs SUFFRAGE, 1915. The Awakening. American cartoon, 1915, by Henry Mayer

WOMENs SUFFRAGE, 1915. The Awakening. American cartoon, 1915, by Henry Mayer, showing an allegorical representation of the suffrage cause striding across the western states

Background imageVote Collection: Suffragette Vote For Shes

Suffragette Vote For Shes. An aggressive looking cat holds a sign reading, Vote For Shes, in its paw. Captioned, the suffragette Down with the Tom Cats. Date: circa 1907

Background imageVote Collection: Liberal Election Campaign Card, 1909

Liberal Election Campaign Card, 1909
A Liberal Party campaign card for the 1909 General Election. A grim image of an elderly couple heading for the workhouse is contrasted with the partys vision of sunlit fields of waving corn

Background imageVote Collection: Suffragette Votes for Women Christmas Card

Suffragette Votes for Women Christmas Card. Tabby cat with a feather in its hat, ribbon badge and satchel, holds a Vote for Women scroll

Background imageVote Collection: Commanding Suffragette

Commanding Suffragette
A commanding suffragette : Just give me the vote and see what I ll do !

Background imageVote Collection: Balloting for the coal strike, Wheatsheaf Colliery, Pendlebury, January 1912, (c1920)

Balloting for the coal strike, Wheatsheaf Colliery, Pendlebury, January 1912, (c1920). Artist: Topical Press Agency
Balloting for the coal strike, Wheatsheaf Colliery, Pendlebury, near Manchester, January 1912, (c1920). Illustration from Story of the British Nation, Volume IV, by Walter Hutchinson, (London, c1920s)

Background imageVote Collection: Election poster, The Great Naval Eclipse

Election poster, The Great Naval Eclipse 1900 to 1910, a vote for the radicals is a vote against the British Navy. circa 1910s

Background imageVote Collection: Arrest of Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst in Victoria Street, 13th February 1908 (b / w photo)

Arrest of Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst in Victoria Street, 13th February 1908 (b / w photo)
XJF996613 Arrest of Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst in Victoria Street, 13th February 1908 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageVote Collection: Annie Kenney and Constance Lytton in the Prisoners Pageant of the Women's Coronation Procession

Annie Kenney and Constance Lytton in the Prisoners Pageant of the Women's Coronation Procession, 1911 (b/w photo)
2906436 Annie Kenney and Constance Lytton in the Prisoners Pageant of the Women's Coronation Procession, 1911 (b/w photo) by English Photographer; Private Collection; (add.info.: On 17th June)

Background imageVote Collection: First female to speak in the House of Commons

First female to speak in the House of Commons
Margaret Travers Symons (1879 - after 1951), suffragette, the first woman to speak in the House of Commons, who made her way in after running past policeman, Mr Idris into the chamber

Background imageVote Collection: The Suffragettes

The Suffragettes - under arrest

Background imageVote Collection: Voting on the National Health Service Act, 1948

Voting on the National Health Service Act, 1948
Counting of votes in the British Medical Association plebiscite on the National Health Service Act at BMA House, Tavistock Square, London. 1948

Background imageVote Collection: Conservative party television team

Conservative party television team
The Conservative Party television team and some election posters for the General Election of 8th October 1959. The Conservatives broadcast five television programmes of 15 or 20 minutes each starting

Background imageVote Collection: Women trying to vote at New York polling station, 1871

Women trying to vote at New York polling station, 1871
Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927), noted American feminist, with her sister Jennie Claflin, try to vote in the New York election of 1871, but are turned away

Background imageVote Collection: Women Get the Vote

Women Get the Vote
British women over 30 years old allowed to vote for the first time

Background imageVote Collection: Mounted Demonstration

Mounted Demonstration
Mrs Evelina Haversfield & Miss Maud Joachim in a mounted demonstration. They are wearing Votes for Women sashes. Date: circa 1910

Background imageVote Collection: The Election III The Polling, 1754-55 (oil on canvas)

The Election III The Polling, 1754-55 (oil on canvas)
SJS1998 The Election III The Polling, 1754-55 (oil on canvas) by Hogarth, William (1697-1764); 101.5x127 cm; Courtesy of the Trustees of Sir John Soanes Museum

Background imageVote Collection: Cartoon, Gladstone and the Irish Vote

Cartoon, Gladstone and the Irish Vote - Sold to Lord Salisbury. He ll be sorry he bought it at the price! 1885

Background imageVote Collection: Should Women Mix in Politix? Nix!, 1909

Should Women Mix in Politix? Nix!, 1909
3742825 Should Women Mix in Politix? Nix!, 1909 by English School, (20th century); (add.info.: An anti-suffrage postcard showing how caddy women can be as two fancy ladies try to scratch each others)

Background imageVote Collection: Female Influence, or, the Devonshire Canvas, 1784 (colour etching)

Female Influence, or, the Devonshire Canvas, 1784 (colour etching)
XCF290957 Female Influence, or, the Devonshire Canvas, 1784 (colour etching) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757-1806)

Background imageVote Collection: Young New Zealand

Young New Zealand. John Bull is riding an out-dated penny farthing while Young New Zealand has a modern bicycle. New Zealand gave women the vote in 1893. Illustrated by Joan Harvey Drew

Background imageVote Collection: Kpd Poster 1919

Kpd Poster 1919
You are invited to vote Communist (KPD = Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands, formerly the Spartakusbund) in the German elections

Background imageVote Collection: A voter casts her ballot during the presidential election at a polling station in San

A voter casts her ballot during the presidential election at a polling station in San Jose, Costa Rica, April 1, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

Background imageVote Collection: Cambodian voters take pictures of their ink stained fingers after they voted

Cambodian voters take pictures of their ink stained fingers after they voted, outside a polling station during a general election in Phnom Penh, Cambodia July 29, 2018

Background imageVote Collection: Suffragette The Woman Question Africa

Suffragette The Woman Question Africa. A group of bare-breasted African women pose for the camera. Onto this photograph has been placed, the caption, The Woman Question. We Want the Vote! Bizarre

Background imageVote Collection: Crossing into Illinois, editorial cartoon, 1913 (print)

Crossing into Illinois, editorial cartoon, 1913 (print)
4073055 Crossing into Illinois, editorial cartoon, 1913 (print) by McCutcheon, John Tinney (1870-1949); Private Collection; (add.info.: Crossing into Illinois, 1913 editorial cartoon by John T)

Background imageVote Collection: Electoral count, House of Representatives, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Electoral count, House of Representatives, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Electoral count, House of Representatives, 1913

Background imageVote Collection: Aristides and the Peasant (litho)

Aristides and the Peasant (litho)
8660815 Aristides and the Peasant (litho) by Hillemacher, Ernest (Eugene-Ernest) (1818-87); Private Collection; (add.info.: Aristides and the Peasant)

Background imageVote Collection: Page from Proverbs with Pictures by Charles H Bennett, 1859 (engraving)

Page from Proverbs with Pictures by Charles H Bennett, 1859 (engraving)
8638738 Page from Proverbs with Pictures by Charles H Bennett, 1859 (engraving) by Bennett, Charles Henry (1828-67) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageVote Collection: Meeting at St James's Hall, 1880

Meeting at St James's Hall, 1880
3479934 Meeting at St James's Hall, 1880; (add.info.: Meeting at St James's Hall, London, to further the cause of Women's suffrage)

Background imageVote Collection: Commemorative print of the Fifteenth Amendment, 1870

Commemorative print of the Fifteenth Amendment, 1870
1576347 Commemorative print of the Fifteenth Amendment, 1870; (add.info.: The result of the Fifteenth Amendment, and the rise and progress of the African race in America and its final accomplishment)

Background imageVote Collection: Women casting votes in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA (lithograph)

Women casting votes in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA (lithograph)
7243346 Women casting votes in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA (lithograph); Private Collection; (add.info.: Women casting their vote at the polls in Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory, USA)

Background imageVote Collection: Woman's suffrage meeting in St James's Hall, 1885

Woman's suffrage meeting in St James's Hall, 1885
3479932 Woman's suffrage meeting in St James's Hall, 1885; (add.info.: Woman's suffrage meeting in St James's Hall, London, 1885.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageVote Collection: Women's Suffrage, Female political emancipation, 1880

Women's Suffrage, Female political emancipation, 1880
3479862 Women's Suffrage, Female political emancipation, 1880; (add.info.: Women's Suffrage, Female political emancipation.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageVote Collection: The vote for Annexation, 1860 (engraving)

The vote for Annexation, 1860 (engraving)
1579562 The vote for Annexation, 1860 (engraving); (add.info.: Engraving depicting the vote for Annexation at Naples-Polling Booth at Month Calvario. Dated 1860.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageVote Collection: Chartists in church, 1839. To demonstrate their power and numbers

Chartists in church, 1839. To demonstrate their power and numbers, they would process to church well before time for
527840 Chartists in church, 1839. To demonstrate their power and numbers, they would process to church well before time for the service, and peacefully fill the pews

Background imageVote Collection: Young Cato and his uncle's friend, Silo (colour litho)

Young Cato and his uncle's friend, Silo (colour litho)
8653411 Young Cato and his uncle's friend, Silo (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Young Cato and his uncle's friend, Silo)

Background imageVote Collection: The Carthusians: The Vote with Haricot Beans (litho)

The Carthusians: The Vote with Haricot Beans (litho)
8666614 The Carthusians: The Vote with Haricot Beans (litho) by Kauffmann, Paul Adolphe (1849-1940); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Vote with Haricot Beans)

Background imageVote Collection: Caricature in L'Assiette du Beurre, 1906, depicting a poor factory worker casting his vote in a

Caricature in L'Assiette du Beurre, 1906, depicting a poor factory worker casting his vote in a ballot box
5617109 Caricature in L'Assiette du Beurre, 1906, depicting a poor factory worker casting his vote in a ballot box; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageVote Collection: Miners from Woolley Colliery, near Barnsley, at the Welfare Club for the ballot today

Miners from Woolley Colliery, near Barnsley, at the Welfare Club for the ballot today. Pictured is Arthur Scargill. 23rd February 1972

Background imageVote Collection: 1975 Melody Maker Reader Poll Results. Our picture shows Maggie

1975 Melody Maker Reader Poll Results. Our picture shows Maggie Bell - voted Top British Female Vocalist Jimmy Page - voted Top guitarist (2nd from left) Alan Freeman - voted top DJ



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"Vote: A Powerful Weapon for Change" In the fight for equality, suffragette cats scratch and fight against injustice, their determination embodied in every swipe of their paws. With a cat donning a hat adorned with the flag, they proudly march forward, demanding their right to vote. Konrad Adenauer's campaign poster reminds us that voting is not just a privilege but also a responsibility, and is through our votes that we shape the future of our nation. "I Want My Vote. " cries out the suffragette cat, echoing the sentiments of countless women who fought tirelessly for their voices to be heard. The 19th Amendment stands as a testament to their unwavering dedication. The awakening of women's suffrage depicted in Henry Mayer's American cartoon showcases the journey towards equal rights. As women reach out across states where they already have voting rights, they strive to bring change to those still denied this fundamental freedom. Millicent Fawcett's portrait symbolizes her tireless efforts in advocating for women's suffrage. Her resilience paved the way for progress and inspired generations of activists. Even during Christmas time, suffragettes persistently campaigned with "Votes for Women" Christmas cards. Their message rang clear: equality knows no holiday season; it is an ongoing battle worth fighting. A Liberal Election Campaign Card from 1909 serves as a reminder that mobilization is key – whether it be rallying support or taking action on important issues like war or social justice causes – our votes hold immense power when united together. The commanding presence of suffragettes demonstrates their unwavering determination in securing equal rights. They stood tall amidst adversity and challenged societal norms head-on. Through historical photographs like "Balloting for the coal strike, " we witness how ordinary people exercised their right to vote even during challenging times. It serves as a reminder that democracy thrives when citizens actively participate in shaping policies that affect them.