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This propagandist poster was designed and printed at the Suffrage Atelier in Shepherd's Bush, west London. The Atelier, a group of artists who used art to promote the Votes for Women campaign, was founded in London in February 1909, the aim being 'to encourage Artists to forward the Women's Movement, and particularly the Enfranchisement of Women, by means of pictorial publications.' The poster contrasts representations of 'worthy' females denied the vote, such as teachers and factory workers, with 'unworthy' males, such as convicts and lunatics, who had the right to vote.
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