Susan B. Anthony


Two weeks before the June 17, 1873 trial of U.S. v. Susan B. Anthony, the New York Daily Graphic printed this graphic on its covered with the title "The Woman Who Dared".
Notice that Anthony is depicted wearing men's boots and a woman in the background is wearing a police uniform while men behind her on the right are carrying groceries and a baby. The story said if Susan B. Anthony were acquitted at the upcoming trial, the world would soon come to look like the cartoon.  
 

Even though Anthony was already famous, the trial made her a household name. The Associated Press wrote daily reports of the trial, reprinted in papers nationwide. The trial’s national coverage helped the Women’s Rights movement redirect its focus to women’s suffrage, away from the prior focus of property rights for married women and the right for women to speak in public.