Thursday, October 9, 2008

'What Will She Do With It?' - - James Montgomery Flagg magazine cover illustration, 1920

This image appeared on the cover to the August 7th, 1920 issue of Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper, just a few days prior to the ratification of Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, allowing women the right to vote.

The caption on the cover asks
"What Will She Do With It?", looking ahead to the presidential election coming that November, the first in which women in every state could exercise that right.

Cover artist James Montgomery Flagg
was one of the most in-demand illustrators in the U.S. by the time this magazine appeared.

The popularity of his World War I 'I Want You' recruitment poster just three years prior
(in which, out of convenience, he'd used his own face as a model for Uncle Sam) had certainly helped.

See also:
- An illustrated James Montgomery Flagg bio page at Bud Plant's 'Been Publishing, I'm Back'.

- A previously posted Leslie's Illustrated Weekly cover from the same election year;
'Columbia has her eye on You'

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