17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, March 14, 1913: Nothing doing.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Since Grandma didn’t write much a hundred years ago today, I’ll share an old cartoon about suffragettes that appeared in the April 4, 1914 issue of the Watsontown Record and Star.
Today it’s hard to perceive why anyone would think that women shouldn’t have the right the vote—it’s interesting to get a sense of the opposite perspective from this cartoon.
The Watsontown Record and Star is a long defunct newspaper from a town very near to where Grandma lived. I’ve only ever seen a few issues of it. But it probably was a newspaper that Grandma regularly read, and it probably reflected commonly held opinions in her community.
We’ve come a long way!!