Propaganda Posters
1919-1920

 

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January 1919

 

Your Children need

Peace and Bread

 

Therefore Women:

VOTE!

This is another poster in the campaign to encourage women to vote in the first election in which they were allowed to participate.

To get out the women's vote, however, proved to be a problem for the leftist parties. They had long championed women's suffrage as part of their campaign for individualism and free choice. But they feared that stressing that aspect -- female liberation we would call it today -- would only antagonize large numbers of German women.

So most of the posters that appeared were like this in tone, moderate, if not conservative. It pictures the woman as the heart of the family -- here feeding a child while two others stand looking up at here. The message is simply that women must vote for their children and their families.

 

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