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Original Author: Thomas Wust, artist
Created: June 5, 1873
Medium: Wood engraving

“The Woman Who Dared”

A satirical cartoon of woman suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony appears on the front page of the June 5, 1873, edition of New York's The Daily Graphic: An Illustrated Evening Newspaper. Expressing the fear of gender roles being reversed if women won the right to vote, the artist portrays Anthony as a masculine-looking figure in cowboys boots and spurs. Behind her, on one side, is a woman policeman; on the other side, are two men, one cradling a baby and the other holding a basket of food. In the far background are women with two different points of view. At left, is a traditionally dressed group assembled around a banner that reads, "We favor Union—To a Man"; and, at right, is a line of women protesters marching behind the banner "I may do all that doth become a man."

This illustration was keyed to an article about Anthony's upcoming trial for daring to vote in the 1872 presidential election. After a two-day trial she was convicted and sentenced to pay a one hundred dollar fine plus court fees. She later described the proceeding as “the greatest judicial outrage history has ever recorded.”

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