De Proletarische Vrouw
Amsterdam: SDAP. An original copy of De Proletarische Vrouw, from 1930, with artwork and design by Fre Cohen. Issue 793 (5th November 1930). This newspaper was a Socialist paper from the SDAP for the working women of the Netherlands. 430 by 300mm (17 by 11¾ inches). 20 pages. Wilhelmina Carolina Benjamina "Carry" Pothuis-Smit (February 12, 1872 – August 30, 1951) was a politician and feminist in the Netherlands. She was the first woman elected to the Senate of the Netherlands on 23 March 1920 as a member of the Social Democratic Workers' Party. In 1905, Pothuis-Smit founded the Sociaal-Democratische Vrouwenclub ("Social Democratic Women's Club") She was editor of the De Proletarische Vrouw, a socialist women's paper, from 1905 to 1940 and of Socialistische Vrouwenbibliotheek, a series of books for socialist women. She attended the International Socialist Women's Conference in Stuttgart in 1907 and the second international women's conference in Copenhagen in 1910. She continued to be opposed to militarism even after her party changed its position.<br /><br />She served on Amsterdam city council from 1919 to 1924 and in the Dutch senate from 1920 to 1937. She worked to promote social services while she was a member of city council. In the senate, she supported the right of married women to work and the right of women teachers to be able to marry and keep their jobs; she also campaigned for national disarmament<br /><br />Following the German occupation of the Netherlands in May 1940, she decided to shut down De Proletarische Vrouw, mainly for financial reasons. After the war, she worked for a time on the women's magazine Wij Vrouwen. She joined the Dutch Labour Party, even though she continued to hold anti-militarist views.<br /><br />The Artwork for De Proletarische Vrouw was prepared by Fre Cohen<br /><br />Frederika Sophia (Fré) Cohen (August 11, 1903 – June 14, 1943) was a Dutch artist and graphic designer. Heavily influenced by De Stijl and Art Deco, she was an active member of the Social Democratic Party (SDAP). During the second world war, she continued to work whilst in hiding. She was captured in 1943 and committed suicide.
Condition: The paper is browned and there is some nicking to the edges, but overall in very good condition.