Thursday, January 12, 2012

Concordia University

We had a most interesting day as Jack and Glennie picked us up and we visited the Sheldon Museum of Art, Statewide Traveling Exhibition at the Concordia University, Marxhausen Gallery of Art. It will be here until February1, 2012.  My favorite of those displayed, is pictured here. It was done by Nebraska native, Herbert Johnson who did political cartoons for the Saturday Evening Post. This ink drawing was done in 1915 at the time Women's Suffrage was being debated prior to that fall's general election. It is titled: "Mr. Voter, Your Wife Wants You". Those are the words of the paper boy as Mr. Voter plays a losing card game with Mr. Booze, Grafter, Man-Higher-up, Reactionary Interest, and Political Boss, while Mr. Voter's wife, Women's Suffrage, waits outside the door. Women's suffrage failed to be approved by the voters in the 1915 election but was approved in 1919 and ratified as the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Oh Yes, we went on to eat a noon lunch with the students in the cafeteria, pretty nice with a great selection of good food. The Seward Community is very fortunate in having Concordia University in our midst for many reasons, not the least of which is the quality of people that it brings and attracts to our city.

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