The “Feminists Leap Year Vol. 2” binder of the David P. Campbell Postcard Collection contains postcards reflecting women in empowered, vulnerable, pitiful, and satirical situations. They appear in scenes of public activism, romance, and the once-mythologized American frontier. The postcards arranged by Dr. Campbell under the banner of “Feminist” reflect the stereotypes, themes, and gendered images that have remained attached to the feminist movement from its emergence in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to its incarnation in the twenty-first century. Postcard images demonstrate the intersectionality of gender and feminism by juxtaposing postcards satirizing women as masculine or domestically negligent and women as commanding or powerful. Their selection highlights not just America’s self-image through the twentieth century in terms of feminism, gender, and the western frontier, but also our modern understanding of this past.
Pankuch, Anthony and Wilson, Jessica
"“Feminists Leap Year Vol. 2:” The Portrayals of Gender in Early 20th Century Postcards,"
Student Projects from the Archives: Vol. 1
, Article 2.
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