This 1915 illustration by Henry Mayer of a torch-bearing female labeled “Votes for Women,” symbolizes the awakening of the nation’s women to the desire for suffrage, striding across the western states, where women already had the right to vote, toward the east where women are reaching out to her.

This 1915 illustration by Henry Mayer of a torch-bearing female labeled “Votes for Women,” symbolizes the awakening of the nation’s women to the desire for suffrage, striding across the western states, where women already had the right to vote, toward the east where women are reaching out to her.