Her Hat Was in the Ring!


U.S.Women Who Ran for Political Office Before 1920

"When Women Vote " by Charles Dana Gibson
from
Life
magazine , circa 1910

This drawing, by illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, depicts Mrs. Jones who has been voted into the office of sheriff, much to the delight of her female supporters. One supporter unseeingly knocks over the food and drink on the table, disrupting the larger domestic harmony. The man seated at the table (Mr. Jones?) is downcast, and perhaps a little fearful of the future. The little boy at his side, leans towards the man, also a little fearful perhaps, of the "rowdy" women. The tallest woman in the drawing, a "Gibson Girl," does not seem happy with the outcome of the vote. Mrs. Jones, the new sheriff, stands proud, her head back and hand on her hip.


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