Learning from The Sky is Now Her Limit Cartoon | A Primary Source Close Read w/ BRI
Mary Patterson and Elizabeth Evans take a deep dive into Elmer Andrews Bushnell’s
powerful political cartoon, “The Sky Is Now Her Limit.” The cartoon’s publication
coincided with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, celebrating the
seemingly limitless opportunities that suffrage would unlock for women. Exploring
the themes of equality and empowerment, Mary and Elizabeth make connections
between this work and the impassioned struggles of contemporary leaders like Alice
Paul. What does this cartoon convey about society during the time of the 19th Amendment's ratification?