American Woman and Her Political Peers

In 1893, Henrietta Briggs-Wall created this image. It equates accomplished American women, who are required to pay taxes, with the the disenfranchised outcasts of society who also are denied the vote.

The illustration is maintained by the Library of Congress whose curators provide this information:

Women and Their Political Peers

This image, copied in Britain without the use of the American Indian, made the point that, in being denied the vote, respectable, accomplished women were reduced to the level of the disenfranchised outcasts of society.

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Henrietta Briggs-Wall created this image in 1893. It is online via the Library of Congress.


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