Votes for Catharine Susan and Me


Title

Votes for Catharine Susan and Me

Date

Description

A scarce and highly unusual children's book in that it treats of a topical political issue, in this case 'Votes for Women'. Kathleen Ainslie took her inspiration from Florence Upton and her The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls (origin of Golliwogg). She produced her own series featuring two dolls, Catharine Susan and the first person narrator. Apart from this title, they were fairly ordinary adventures, imbued however with a deal of humour. The end of this story is that the girls 'go home quietly" , home that is, from jail, where they end up after various scrapes, including fights with the police. They were quickly tired of prison life, and were freed following a visit by the Home Secretary.
--Blackwell Rare Books
First edition.

Language

English

Source

Held by Monash University Library's Rare Books Collection. Find this item in the Library catalogue.

Type

Medium

Extent

Lithographed text and 1O full-page chromolithographs.
24 pages including the illustrations.

Rights

Out of copyright.

Download File(s)

rb-LindsayShaw-001.pdf

Citation

Ainslie, Kathleen, “Votes for Catharine Susan and Me,” Monash Collections Online, accessed July 8, 2020, http://repository.monash.edu/items/show/69723

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