Sunday, July 26, 2009
Vote for Love
Vote for Love is #57 in the Bantam series and was published in February 1977. It is the story of Viola who is bullied by her stepmother to become a suffragette and help demonstrate to get the vote for women. She is saved by Rayburn Lyle, who becomes necessary to her future life!
Francis Marshall draws a picture showing our heroine fainting and the hero helping her. Their clothing is typical of the early 1900's as is the plot of woman's suffrage. The only thing I dislike about this illustration is the "smoky" background, which is not usual for a Francis Marshall illustration. I don't know if the printers made a mistake.
In both the US and UK, woman's suffrage was popular. Women were trying to get the vote and the UK women gained voting rights in 1918 while US women gained the vote in 1920. World War 1 was a determining factor, since women helped greatly in the war effort.