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    Woman's Suffrage: A Collection of Seventy-nine Trousers and Harem Skirts Postcards. Although these postcards are common, this collection is in many ways very unique. All seventy-nine cards are, in one way or another, related to women's rights and men's fear about the resultant world if women are given the franchise. Many of these postcards address the issue of "trousers" as a debate over who will wear the pants in the family if women achieve their rights. The balance of the collection relates to the Harem skirt, which was introduced to the world by a Paris designer in 1911. The Harem skirt in some ways was a more modern version of the Bloomer skirt, which was popularized in Amelia Bloomer's paper, The Lily, beginning in the early 1850s. The woman's movement of the 19th century was not only a suffrage movement but dealt with the issue of woman's rights in general. Part of that concern was the elimination of the restrictive dress of women, hence the popularity of the Bloomer skirt among many suffragists. This is a very nice collection that represents the part of cultural history in which suffrage emerged as a major force for change. Thirty-three of these postcards are unused. All measure 3.5" x 5.5" and are in very fine condition.

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