OLD NEWS: 100 years ago women vote, men crack jokes

Posted: December 4, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

In this detail from a news story Dec. 6, 1917, the Arkansas Gazette advises Little Rock women how to mark their ballot.

In this detail from a news story Dec. 6, 1917, the Arkansas Gazette advises Little Rock women how to mark their ballot.

Women voted for the first time in Pine Bluff, Little Rock and North Little Rock 100 years ago this week. Other than that, it was a ho-hum round of city primary elections -- according to reports in the Arkansas Gazette and Arkansas Democrat.

Men wait in the snow as a woman takes 30 minutes to cast her vote in this detail from “Ladies Day at the Polls,” by Arkansas Gazette cartoonist Hubert...

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