Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive

Please cite as follows: Palczewski, Catherine H. Suffrage Postcard Image Gallery. University of Northern Iowa. Cedar Falls, IA. Ordering Information: Contact Catherine Palczewski at catherine.palczewski@uni.edu for permission requests and to order high resolution digital copies. Fees will be attached if the image is intended for commercial use..

This website provides a virtual tour of an archive of suffrage postcards gathered by Catherine Palczewski, Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Northern Iowa. It is meant to provide a resource for scholars researching the visual images associated with the struggle for woman suffrage in both the United States and Great Britain. These images have been collected by Catherine Palczewski and her partner, Arnie Madsen, PhD, over the last 15 years. Feel free to use these images for non-commercial purposes, but please remember to provide attribution by indicating where you found these images. High resolution digital copies of the images can be purchased by using the "Ordering Info" button located on each image page.

Although we now think of postcards as mass-produced slips of paper (festively decorated with generic images or off-color jokes) to be sent to family and friends from vacation destinations, the social import of postcards during their “Golden Age” (1893-1918) rivals the power of the Internet in contemporary times. The postcard industry was technologically and artistically prepared to play a part in the 1908 presidential election, with postcards reaching the height of their popularity during that campaign. Although it would be impossible to quantify their direct effect on the election, postcards “offer a vivid chronicle of American political values and tastes.” More information can be found in the Postcard History document.

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Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive

Complete Collection -- This website provides a virtual tour of the complete archive of suffrage postcards gathered by Catherine Palczewski, Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Northern Iowa. It is meant to provide a resource for scholars researching the visual images associated with the struggle for woman suffrage in both the United States and Great Britain. These images have been collected by Catherine Palczewski and her partner, Arnie Madsen, PhD, over the last 15 years.

[001a] Votes for Women [front]

African-Americans

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have an African-Americans theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Animals

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have an animals theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Anti-Suffrage

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have an anti-suffrage theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Artists' Suffrage League

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a Artists' Suffrage League theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Bamforth & Company Publishers

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a Bamforth & Company Publishers theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

BS Series

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a BS Series theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Cobb Shinn Series

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a Cobb Shinn Series theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Commercial Publishers

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a Commercial Publishers theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Crying Children

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a crying children theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Darr

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a Darr theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Dunston Weiler Lithograph Company

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a Dunston Weiler Lithograph Company theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Faulkner

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a Faulkner theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Holidays

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a Holidays theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Just by Way of a Change

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a Just by Way of a Change theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Men

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a men theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

[001a] Votes for Women [front]

Motto Cards

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a Motto Cards theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

[004a] Think It Over (The Declaration of Independence) [front]

National Women Suffrage Publishing Company, Inc.

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a National Women Suffrage Publishing Company, Inc. theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

NAWSA: National American Women Suffrage Association

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have an NAWSA: National American Women Suffrage Association theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

NJWSA: New Jersey Women Suffrage Association

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have an NJWSA: New Jersey Women Suffrage Association theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

[033a] "We have called to express our extreme gratichude. . ." [front]

Parades

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a parade theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Perry's Cupid Series

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a Perry's Cupid Series theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Police/Suffragist Interaction

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a Police/Suffragist Interaction theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Pro-Suffrage

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a pro-suffrage theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

[001a] Votes for Women [front]

Produced by Official Organizations

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a Produced by Official Organizations theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

[002a] Think It Over (WOMAN should not condemn MAN) [front]

Suffragists

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a suffragists theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

W. Wellman Series

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a W. Wellman Series theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Wall Children

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a Wall Children theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Wall Ullman Manufacturing Company

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a Wall Ullman Manufacturing Company theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Women

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a women theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

[001a] Votes for Women [front]

Women Gain-Men Lose

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a Women Gain-Men Lose theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.

Women Suffrage Publishing Company

Sub-collection -- The postcards in this sub-collection have a Women Suffrage Publishing Company theme. The postcards are part of the larger Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive.