Men Only. Pro-female suffrage propaganda postcard highlighting the 'Men Only' male dominated society that disregarded the wishes and needs of women. Using the visual reference of the Mad Hatters Tea Party in Alice in Wonderland the caption notes the 'no win' situation faced by women 'Ladies as asks shan't have, and ladies as don't ask don't want'. - See more at: http://collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/Online/object.aspx?objectID=object-289139&start=3&rows=1#sthash.osM0qoA9.dpuf
This card focuses on a dialogue that takes place at a polling station between a ‘loafer’, Mr Brown, and a ‘lady canvasser’. One has the right to vote and the other does not. The woman (the ‘canvasser’), is depicted as educated and refined as indicated by the speech, posture and the books she is carrying. The man (the ‘loafer’, i.e., an lazy person who avoids work) is more roughly dressed, and seen as slouching against a door with his hands in his pockets: he also uses less refined grammar in his speech.. .Front text: The worker’s husband. .Lady Canvasser. Have you a vote, Mr. Brown? .Loafer. ‘Course I got a vote, and shall have so .long as my wife takes in washing.