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About the book Vintage Tweets
The Woman Suffrage cause in the 19th and early 20th centuries, namely that women were citizens of the United States and had a right to shape the government and its laws through the vote, required being creative in means and in message. Communication both to the public and in the private sphere was essential. The postcard fulfilled those demands as the “tweets” of an earlier time. This book displays hundreds of vintage postcards from the collection of Carol N. Crossed. Always passionate and informative, sometimes humorous and satirical, these 100-year-old postcards communicate the intensity of the Woman’s Rights movement from both the supporters and the opposition.
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Early praise for Vintage Tweets: Suffrage Era Postcards
“While postcards got the messages of the suffrage movement across in short, concise and humorous ways, this is not just another book of postcards. Carol Crossed systematically presents the triumvirate of women’s issues, abolition, temperance and suffrage, and the importance of the bicycle and the change it had on women’s fashions. Thought-provoking explanations of each category cleverly serve as an additional layer of historical interest. Vintage Tweets serves to enlighten and refresh our memory on this most significant milestone in democracy, the decades-long campaign to extend the right to vote to women.”
--Mary Ann Sachse Brown, Leavenworth County Historical Society, First City of Kansas, and author, “Celebrating Women of Leavenworth County, Kansas”
“Collecting ephemera on women’s issues for decades, Carol Crossed is the perfect person to publish a compendium of early postcards on how Americans viewed the 19th Amendment before its enactment in August of 1920. Amazingly crude or cute and enough room for a tweet, postcards in Vintage Tweets portray early passion of those for and against women’s right to vote. Issues and method of communication may change, but Crossed gives us a view of the past in a visual art form.”
--Martha Lacroix Dailey, PhD History, retired history teacher and museum director, Williamstown, MA
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