Women Want Information [caption title of c.1929–1935 illustrated women’s broadside attacking the president of Johns Hopkins University for giving political cover to Maryland Democrat governor Albert Ritchie].
Political broadside issued by the Baltimore City Federation of Republican Women, aimed at women voters. It attacks the president of Johns Hopkins University, Joseph S. Ames, for his uncritical support of Maryland Governor, Albert Ritchie.
A cartoon illustration shows “Dr. Ames & Co.” spraying “political perfume” on Governor Ritchie who gazes on a laundry list of public expenses—here called “loot”—to benefit his “regime.”
“WOMEN Want to know if Johns Hopkins University is open to students of all Political ‘FAITHS’? If so by whose authority is Dr. Ames trading in the Presidents Chair of the INSTITUTION to the Democratic Political Party in Maryland?”
The broadside is signed in type “Mrs. Mae H. Burrows” as president of the Baltimore City Federation of Republican Women. Interestingly, Governor Ritchie was also attacked by the political left, notably by Baltimore socialist and civil rights advocate Elisabeth Gilman (1867–1950). Gilman portrayed Ritchie as a friend of bankers and big business and she too attacked Johns Hopkins’ President Joseph Ames for supporting Ritchie.¹
Description: Women Want Information [caption title of c.1929–1935 illustrated women’s broadside attacking the president of Johns Hopkins University for giving political cover to Maryland Democrat governor Albert Ritchie].
[Baltimore]: Published by Authority Chas. W. Pohlman, Treas. Rep. City Committee, [c.1929–1935]. p. Illustrated Broadside. Approx. 11 x 8½ inches. Printed on pale green paper; cartoon illustration “Courtesy of Observer.” Light creasing; light wear at bottom edge; very good.
Note. 1. Jones, Elisabeth Gilman, Crusader for Justice (Salisbury, Md., 2018).