From 1869 to 1919, Utah and Mormonism's link with the suffrage issue was depicted in popular graphic cartoon art. The authors logically subdivide this movement into four stages: enfranchisement, disenfranchisement, statehood and reenfranchisement, and the quest for national suffrage. Although illustrations were present during all four phases, most cartoons appeared during the 1880s and from 1911 to 1919. During the first two stages, artists depicted woman suffrage and Mormonism as being fundamentally regressive social movements which undermined traditional cherished moral values. The cartoons of these periods indulged in more misrepresentation and were laden with more venom and sting. This was in contrast to the later period when Utah was complimented for being one of the early suffrage states.