January 25, 2021

Guided Primary Source Analysis: National Anti-Suffrage Association

National Anti-Suffrage Association

Harris & Ewing. “National Anti-Suffrage Association.” 1911(?). Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Summary: Photograph shows men looking at material posted in the window of the National Anti-Suffrage Association headquarters; sign in window reads “Headquarters National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage”.

Look carefully at all the elements included in this scene. What do you think the photographer wanted the audience to think and feel? Be sure to back up your conclusion with evidence from the image.

Choose two sources (see links below) to review. What arguments did they make against woman suffrage. Use what you learned to add thought bubbles to the people in this image.

Explore a current suffrage issue, such as felon voting rights or lowering the voting age to 16, and the arguments for and against them. After, use what you learned from the analysis of primary sources related to woman suffrage and your research, to create an image that you hope will convince viewers to support or oppose the issue you investigated.

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!

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