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credit: Rare Book And Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
As the popularity of the woman suffrage movement grew, anti-suffragists also began to formally organize. Convinced that they represented a majority of American women, anti-suffragists formed their own organization in New York state in 1895. Borrowing from the suffragists’ playbook, they planned vigorous petition campaigns. In this W. A. Rogers cartoon, published in Harper’s Weekly in 1907, anti-suffragists are presenting a petition to New York senators Thomas Grady and John Raines.