Notice to Epicene Women
Print Code: 9397
Vintage Letterpress PosterPoster size in millimetres: 400 x 290
Notice printed prior to the adoption of universal suffrage in New Zealand in 1893. Epicene has a similar meaning to androgenous - the notice is saying that electioneering women are unladylike. This notice is a genuine letterpress print (handprinted with moveable type) printed in exactly the same way as the original poster by the print shop at Christchurch’s historical park, Ferrymead. Further reading: an article about Henry Wright and his infamous poster.
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