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"Sorosis, 1869"

Sorosis, 1869 Engraving
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[ This description is from the project: Who Counts? A Look at Voter Rights through Political Cartoons ]

Charles Bush, just beginning his long career as a political cartoonist, satirizes Sorosis, Jane Cunningham Croly’s organization of professional women. Joan of Arc gazes down on a meeting of stereotypically earnest, but severe—frowning and often bespectacled—women. A forlorn man, reduced to domestic chores, feeds a child in the margins of the picture.