The exhibit is no longer available (as of Mar 14)
due to the temporary closure of the Needham Public Library.

The Suffrage Cartoons of Blanche Ames

Exhibit at Needham Public Library

In commemoration of Women’s History Month, the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, and the 100th birthday of the League of Women Voters, the League of Women Voters of Needham has prepared an exhibit at the Needham Public Library, main floor.

The Suffrage Cartoons of Blanche Ames are on display for the month of March. Blanche Ames (1878-1969) was a Massachusetts artist, political activist, inventor, writer, and prominent supporter of women’s suffrage and birth control. In 1915 she created a series of political cartoons supporting “Votes for Women.” The cartoons were published on the front pages of the Woman’s Journal and in the Boston Transcript.

The display includes the complete set of cartoons with commentary and complementary information. A second display, in the smaller display cabinet, includes items and books about the women’s suffrage movement. An original “Massachusetts Suffrage Blue Bird” is on display, on loan from the Needham History Center and Museum.