An English Card Game Used to Promote the Cause of Female Suffrage [Female Suffrage]. [Great Britain]. Reed, E[dward] T[ennyson] [1860-1933], Illustrator. Panko or Votes for Women: The Great Card Game, Suffragists v. Anti-Suffragists. London: Peter Gurney, c.1909. 48 color 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" lithographed cards on heavy coated stock in 3-1/3/4" x 2-3/4" slipcase, text on front, color illustration on rear, 6-3/4" x 4-3/4" instruction sheet enclosed. Complete as issued. Moderate rubbing and light soiling to slipcase, one of the bottom joints cracked through, fragment of shop label to front. Light soiling and some edgewear to cards, some toning to instruction sheet, a few minor tears along fold lines. $3,500. * Named after the English suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst [1858-1928], Panko was produced by the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) to raise funds for its activities and publicize its goals. The cards were illustrated by E.T. Reed, best-known for his illustrations for Punch. They reflect some of the key moments and characters in the Suffrage movement, such as Pankhurst wearing her WSPU sash, a Suffragist being escorted to a police station, a group of Suffragists trying to gain entry to the House of Commons, a Suffragist declaring a hunger strike in jail and an image of the attorney Christabel Pankhurst [1880-1958], Emmeline's daughter, addressing the viewer in her robes.
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