|Title||An Englishman's Home: 1909 satirical political cartoon featuring suffragists in an airship.|
|Caption||An Englishman's Home: 1909 satirical cartoon w/suffragists in airship|
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"An Englishman's Home": satirical political cartoon featuring suffragists in an airship. From a supplement to the Christmas number of "Truth" (British magazine), December 25, 1909.
(8) women, some in masculine garb, have piloted an airship to a 3rd-floor bedroom window in a large urban building. An irritated, pajama-clad elderly man leans out the window to shake his fist at them. One of the woman aeronauts rings a bell, another shouts through a megaphone, a third is holding a large banner emblazoned with, "We Want the Vote", another shakes her fist back at the man, and yet another woman quietly takes notes on the scene. The woman at the bow of the airship appears to be poking at the man with an umbrella.
Below, a black cat bristles while a red-faced bobby who has lost his hat helplessly blows his whistle and waves his truncheon at the women. In the background, a street vendor stands next to his cart, open-mouthed in surprise; he has just dropped an open can. The street number on the house is "10", perhaps meant to evoke No. 10 Downing Street; the man at the window bears a distinct resemblance to Herbert Henry Asquith, then Prime Minister of the U.K.
Signed "Stanger Pritchard". 12½"x16½". Color.
Airships in art
Asquith, Herbert Henry, 1852-1928.
Suffrage in art.
Truth (British periodical).