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Hugging a Delusion

Hugging a Delusion Postcard
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Commissioned in 1915 by Life magazine and distributed by the New York State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, this cartoon depicts a woman cradling a ballot in her arms. Entitled "Hugging a Delusion," it suggests both that the ballot will not solve all of women’s problems and that voting would not be as satisfying to women as motherhood. In the 1910s, artist Laura Foster designed illustrations both for and against women’s suffrage. As a professional artist, she produced work to support herself regardless of her own viewpoint.