'The Suffragette Housemaid' 1908, (1933). Creator: Unknown
'The Suffragette Housemaid' 1908, (1933). A suffragette (Vera Wentworth?) wearing a pinafore advertising a protest on London's Victoria Embankment. The campaign to secure the vote for women in Britain saw women adopting a range of protests, direct action and civil disobedience, for which many were imprisoned. Partial suffrage was achieved in 1918, with all women finally gaining the right to vote ten years later, in 1928. From "The Pageant of the Century". [Odhams Press Ltd, 1933]
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Mrs Flora Drummond, arrested in Hyde Park, London, 1914, (1935). Artist: Unknown
Mrs Flora Drummond, arrested in Hyde Park, London, 1914, (1935). 'General' Flora Drummond joined the suffragette campaign to obtain the vote for women, shortly after the first militant act - the ejection of Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney from the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, (1905). She moved to London as a paid organiser, and was imprisoned at least four times, once serving three weeks for chaining herself to the railings of 10 Downing Street. A print from King Emperor's Jubilee, 1910-1935, by FGH Salusbury, Daily Express Publications, London, 1935. (Colorised black and white print).
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George Sand, French author, 1864. Artist: Nadar
George Sand, French author, 1864. (1804-1876), 1864. Portrait of Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin whose pen-name was George Sand (1804-1876). Married at 18, after nine years she left her husband Baron Dudevant and went to Paris with their two children. A member of the Bohemian artistic circle, Sand took a number of lovers including Jules Sandeau, Prosper Merimee, Lamenais and Pierre Leroux. Her most famous relationship was that with Chopin which lasted 10 years. From 1848 she lived at Nohant in Berri, France, a property she inherited from her grandmother. From a private collection.
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