c. 1910. Item #4574
np: c. 1910. Forty-eight 2 3/8 x 3 1/2” cards, printed by offset lithograph on card stock. Illustrated with drawings by E. T. Reed on rectos, and a uniform purple design at verso. Housed in the original printed cardboard box. With printed instruction sheet folded and laid in, as issued.
A rare complete set of this card game made to draw attention to the plight of the suffragette
movement. The cards were advertised and distributed by the Women's Social and Political Union and individual dealers in order to raise money for the cause. The brilliant drawings by E. T. Reed, best known for his considerable body of work for Punch, show strong and noble suffragettes battling a host of pompous men arrayed in the service of misogyny, including jailers, politicians, and fat policemen.
Cards show some light dust soiling, else near fine. The original box is soiled, and has the end flaps
detached but present, else still structurally sound. The folded sheet of instructions is nearly
detached along fold lines, but complete.