Howard Pyle's 1880 sketch recreates colonial-era white women voting in New Jersey, where they and African American men were permitted to vote until 1807. Published in its final form in Harper's Weekly, the image and accompanying editorial text create an idealized version of the brief period of time when women could vote in New Jersey as an overall argument in favor of suffrage.
Moving into the future, Marisol's image of two of the most famous suffrage activists, and Jacob Lawrence's print of African Americans voting, were created as part of a 1975 portfolio that celebrated the bicentennial of the United States.
Question to ponder:
How do thesevoting-related works depict the past behind the exercising of the right to vote?