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    Original Suffrage Artwork for Life Magazine. Life magazine was known for its series of special issues on the suffrage question, some satirical, some decidedly pro. This lot features a 12" x 16" piece of artwork signed Paul Stahr and entitled "Retouching an Old Masterpiece," in which a woman is adding to the Constitution the words "and women" to the phrase "all men are created equal." It is interesting to see how the idealized portrait of a woman here differs from the image of the harridan that is frequently present on anti-suffrage material. Unfortunately, this piece is wrinkled throughout, but its nice framing enables it to be eminently displayable. From the Frank Corbeil Collection.


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    November, 2007
    12th-13th Monday-Tuesday
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