The cry of the children.
Printed and Published by the Artists’ Suffrage League,
259, King’s Road, Chelsea.
This postcard, The cry of the children’ shows a line of boys and girls carrying placards with the message ‘Vote for mammies’. The Museum of London write that in choosing this subject, it was a deliberate effort to counter the anti-suffrage view of suffragettes as women who have turned their back on the domestic duties of wives and mothers.
The postcard was designed by C. Hedley Charlton and published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. There are online versions of this card at the Museum of London and a coloured poster version at the Women’s Library. It is also featured in Kenneth Florey’s book Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia.