Stanhope novelty telescope : portrait of Sylvia Pankhurst, Women's Social and Political Union [Circa 1905-1910]

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Title

Stanhope novelty telescope : portrait of Sylvia Pankhurst, Women's Social and Political Union [Circa 1905-1910]

Description

Miniature telescope, made of brass-like metal with a black leather sheath. Stanhopes were novelty souvenirs popular during the 19th century. The image can be seen by holding it up to the light and looking into the tiny hole.

British suffragist, Sylvia Pankhurst, was an organizer of the Women's Social and Political Union and a daughter of its founder, Emmeline Pankhurst. She was imprisoned several times during the suffrage campaign and participated in hunger strikes. She broke away from the WSPU in 1913 in favor of a more peaceful way of campaigning and formed the East London Federation of Suffragettes.

The Lewis collection includes Mary Clarke, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sylvia Pankhurst. Stanhopes were also created for Lucy Stone, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Anna Howard Shaw.

Date

[Circa 1905-1910]

Subject

Novelties
Pankhurst, E. Sylvia (Estelle Sylvia), 1882-1960
Stanhopes (photographs)
Telescopes
Women's Social and Political Union (Great Britain)
Women--Suffrage--Great Britain

Format

3.8 cm.

Language

England

Identifier

MEMR.1905.02.04

Coverage

Made in France
England

Original Format

Stanhopes (photographs)

Physical Dimensions

3.8 cm.

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