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Friday, March 22, 2013

Women’s History Month: Women in the Military: Cartoons Magazine Centennial 1913

Although I’ve been unable to find a specific incident sparking the above cartoon by Robert Minor, Jr. (scanned from the February 1913 issue of Cartoons Magazine), I imagine it possibly referencing a specific lecturer, known to readers of the time. The women depicted listening, are drawn possessing the strength of Suffragettes, fully capable of beating the crap of the diminutive, bald, bespectacled (all cues signalling weakness) speaker.

Click on the above & below pictures, to view the cartoons in detail, and better read the words within them.

Below, on the front cover of the November 9th, 1861 issue of Vanity Fair, cartoonist Henry Louis Stephens parodies, during the American Civil War the idea of an all female battalion.

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