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Womens Liberation Collection

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Lily Smith, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Lily Smith, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Lily Smith, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Mrs. H.S. Blatch in Wall St., between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Mrs. H.S. Blatch in Wall St., between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Mrs. H.S. Blatch in Wall St., between c1910 and c1915. Shows suffragist Harriot Stanton Blatch (1856-1940) speaking with a crowd gathered below her.

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Miss Louise Hall with brush and Susan Fitzgerald assisting bill posting..., between c1910 and c1915

Miss Louise Hall with brush and Susan Fitzgerald assisting bill posting..., between c1910 and c1915
Miss Louise Hall with brush and Susan Fitzgerald assisting bill posting in Cincinnati, between c1910 and c1915. The person handling the brush, who is not visible in the photograph, is Miss

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: London - arrest of a suffragette, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

London - arrest of a suffragette, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
London - arrest of a suffragette, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Suffrage Parade, Alberta Hill, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Suffrage Parade, Alberta Hill, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Suffrage Parade, Alberta Hill, 1913. Shows Alberta Hill on horseback at the Woman Suffrage Parade in Washington, D.C. March 3, 1913

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Adieu, mon cher, je vais chez mes éditeurs!... 1844. Creator: Honore Daumier

Adieu, mon cher, je vais chez mes éditeurs!... 1844. Creator: Honore Daumier
Adieu, mon cher, je vais chez mes editeurs!... 1844. Adieu, mon cher, je vais chez mes editeurs;...je ne rentrerai probablement que fort tard...ne manquez pas de donner encore deux fois la bouillie a

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: The Clever Lady Knight (Die schlaue Ritterin), 1911. Creator: Moritz Jung

The Clever Lady Knight (Die schlaue Ritterin), 1911. Creator: Moritz Jung
The Clever Lady Knight (Die schlaue Ritterin), 1911

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Suffragettes armed with materials to chain themselves to railings, 1909

Suffragettes armed with materials to chain themselves to railings, 1909. The Suffragettes found that by chaining themselves to railings they could gain much needed time to deliver their speeches

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Sylvia Pankhurst, British suffragette, in a bath chair, London, June 1914. Artist

Sylvia Pankhurst, British suffragette, in a bath chair, London, June 1914. Artist
Sylvia Pankhurst, British suffragette, in a bath chair, London, June 1914. Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960) is shown here in her severely weakened state caused by numerous hunger

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: A mass of spectators at the Monument, London, 18 April 1913

A mass of spectators at the Monument, London, 18 April 1913. Crowds gathered around the Monument after it had been captured by two suffragettes

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Suffragettes trying to speak to the Prime Minister, London, 1908

Suffragettes trying to speak to the Prime Minister, London, 1908. Olive Fergus (left) and Mrs Frank Corbet flank Prime Minister Herbert Asquith (1852-1928)

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Stand of the Wimbledon branch of the Womens Social and Political Union (WSPU), London, 1911

Stand of the Wimbledon branch of the Womens Social and Political Union (WSPU), London, 1911. The stand of the Wimbledon branch of the WSPU at the Christmas Bazaar located in the Portman Rooms, 1911

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Two suffragettes celebrating their release from Holloway Prison, London, on 22 August 1908

Two suffragettes celebrating their release from Holloway Prison, London, on 22 August 1908. Mary Leigh (left) (1885-c1978) and Edith New (1877)

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Young suffragettes promote the fortnight-long Womens Exhibition, London, 13 May 1909

Young suffragettes promote the fortnight-long Womens Exhibition, London, 13 May 1909. The exhibition, organised by the Womens Social and Political Union (WSPU) was to be held at Princes Skating Rink

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: The suffragettes of Ealing, London, 1912

The suffragettes of Ealing, London, 1912. A group of suffragettes holding placards publicising a public meeting to be held on Ealing Common on 1 June, 1912

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Spectators gather on Portland Place to watch the Womens Sunday procession, London, 21 June 1908

Spectators gather on Portland Place to watch the Womens Sunday procession, London, 21 June 1908. On Sunday 21 June 1908 thousands of people gathered in London to watch six processions organised by

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Barbara Ayrton, British suffragette, campaigning on the Votes for Women bus, October 1909

Barbara Ayrton, British suffragette, campaigning on the Votes for Women bus, October 1909. She is wearing the suffragette uniform, and a sash which would have been white purple and green

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Ada Flatman, British suffragette, at a demonstration she organised in Liverpool, 1909

Ada Flatman, British suffragette, at a demonstration she organised in Liverpool, 1909. Ada Flatman (1876-1951) is second from the right

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: The Womens Social and Political Union fife and drum band out for the first time, 13 May 1909

The Womens Social and Political Union fife and drum band out for the first time, 13 May 1909. On 13 May the Womens Social and Political Union (WSPU)

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: The Human Letters dispatched by Jessie Kenney to Mr Asquith at 10 Downing Street, London, 1909

The Human Letters dispatched by Jessie Kenney to Mr Asquith at 10 Downing Street, London, 1909. Part of the campaign by the suffragette movement to win the vote for women

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: The Womens Freedom League attempting to enter the House of Commons, London, 1908

The Womens Freedom League attempting to enter the House of Commons, London, 1908. On 28 October, as part of the campaign to secure the vote for women

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Equality of the sexes: Les Bas Bleus, 19th century (1956)

Equality of the sexes: Les Bas Bleus, 19th century (1956). Goodbye my dear, I am going to see my publishers and shall most likely be late home. Don t forget to give Dodore his pap twice again

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: The New Woman, Wash Day. Artist: American Stereoscopic Company

The New Woman, Wash Day. Artist: American Stereoscopic Company
The New Woman, Wash Day. Stereoscopic card detail

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Annie Besant, British socialist and theosophist, 1926. Artist: Brill

Annie Besant, British socialist and theosophist, 1926. Artist: Brill
Annie Besant, British socialist and theosophist, 1926. An active campaigner for womens and workers rights, Annie Besant (nee Wood) was a powerful public speaker and a prolific writer

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: The New Woman. Artist: Excelsior Stereoscopic Tours

The New Woman. Artist: Excelsior Stereoscopic Tours
The New Woman. Stereoscopic Card Details

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Food Values in our Restaurants, 1917

Food Values in our Restaurants, 1917. The effect of university education for women on everyday life. A waitress, late of Girton College, Cambridge

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: The University Provider, 1913

The University Provider, 1913. An improving result of university education for women. Lady Boot of Boots Stores offered employment as assistants to 50 women graduates as she felt it would raise

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: The Parliamentary Female, 1850. Artist: John Leech

The Parliamentary Female, 1850. Artist: John Leech
The Parliamentary Female, 1850. The dreadful consequences of the emancipation of women. A househusband bringing the family to his busy wife to beg her to take them all to the theatre

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: A Pardonable Mistake, 1889. Artist: George du Maurier

A Pardonable Mistake, 1889. Artist: George du Maurier
A Pardonable Mistake, 1889. University education for women making their conversation confusing for their less educated friends. Cartoon from Punch. (London, 7 December 1889)

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Success in Life, 1867. Artist: George du Maurier

Success in Life, 1867. Artist: George du Maurier
Success in Life, 1867. Role reversal and the modern professional woman. In 1865 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836-1917) was licensed to practice by the Society of Apothecaries

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Annie Besant (nee Wood) (1847-1933), British socialist and theosophist, 1890

Annie Besant (nee Wood) (1847-1933), British socialist and theosophist, 1890. An active campaigner for womens and workers rights, Annie Besant was a powerful public speaker and a prolific writer

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Campaign for Womens Suffrage in Belgium, 1908

Campaign for Womens Suffrage in Belgium, 1908. Belgian suffragettes upsetting a ballot box in their fight for votes for women. From Le Petit Journal (Paris, 17 May 1908)

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Lady-Physicians, 1865. Artist: George du Maurier

Lady-Physicians, 1865. Artist: George du Maurier
Lady-Physicians, 1865. A woman doctor takes the pulse of a patient who lies back in his chair looking at her. Just at the time that women were fighting to make careers in medicine

Background imageWomens Liberation Collection: Gallant, but we fear Satirical Officer, 1865. Artist: George du Maurier

Gallant, but we fear Satirical Officer, 1865. Artist: George du Maurier
Gallant, but we fear Satirical Officer, 1865. A group of young women all smoking, and having tea. One of them asks the man if he would like a cigarette, but he declines


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