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Odd Wisconsin Archive

Dangerous Radicals

Dateline: Watertown, Wis., ca. 1912. With a resolution banning gay marriage just introduced and primary elections on tap for next week, it's worth remembering that extremism is nothing new in Wisconsin politics. This poster attempts to halt a dangerous "Menace to the Home, Men's Employment and to all Business!" Our question is: if women's suffrage doubled the irresponsible vote, who made up the other half of it? (BTW, the anti-suffragists won the 1912 round) View the original broadside at Wisconsin Historic Images.
:: Posted in Curiosities on February 10, 2004
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