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credit: Nina Allender Political Cartoon Collection, National Woman's Party
By 1918 unofficial vote counts of senators supporting the woman suffrage amendment revealed a deficit of just two votes. In this June 1918 cartoon by Nina Allender, the official artist for The Suffragist (the weekly newspaper of the National Woman’s Party), a woman dressed as a soldier stands over a man representing the Senate. The man holds a piece of paper that reads, “Two Votes.” The phrase “The Last Trench” is inscribed beneath the image.