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Political Cartoon: EW Gustin, “Election Day,” 1909Questions: 5.What is the message of this illustration? This illustration is showing a scene of something that would never happen during the time: men taking care of the kids so women can vote. The author is trying to convey the idea that women and men need to split the responsibilities of thehome more evenly.
6.What details in the cartoon lead you to this conclusion? The picture is captioned “Election Day”, which points at the idea that the womanis leaving the house to vote. Quote from Rev. Washington Gladden, from Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers(1895)The one injurious and fatal fact of our present church work is the barrier between the churches and the poorest classes. The first thing for us to do is to demolish this barrier. The impression is abroad among the poor that theyare not wanted in the churches. This impression is either correct or incorrect. If it is correct, then there is no missionary work, for us who are pastors, half so urgent as the conversion of our congregations to Christianity. If it is incorrect, we are still guilty before God in that we have allowed such an impression to go abroad; and we are bound to address ourselves, at once and with all diligence, to the business of convincing the poor people that they arewanted, and will be made welcome in the churches.Questions: 7.According to this quote, what is the mission of the Church, with regard to the poor? They want to make poor people feel welcome within the church. 8.How do you think the view expressed here connected to later reform efforts, such as women’s suffrage and child labor? Just how there is a barrierbetween church and the poor which needs to be demolished, there is one between women/children and politics/men.