Postcard : Bristol "Varsity Students Revenge." The wrecked suffragettes headquarters. [1913]

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Title

Postcard : Bristol "Varsity Students Revenge." The wrecked suffragettes headquarters. [1913]

Description

Photographic postcard of the a large crowd gathered on the street in front of the Women's Social and Political Union headquarters in Queens Road.

In 1912, the WSPU began a massive campaign of destruction around London, smashing windows, vandalizing works of art, cutting telephone wires, and more.

On October 23, 1913, the Bristol University sports pavilion was burned down and suffragette literature was found nearby, with a note demanding the release from prison of a suffragette who had been arrested in London. Bristol student took revenge by trashing the WSPU shop, and setting fire to a pile of books, newspapers, and leaflets on the street outside.

Date

[1913]

Subject

Demonstration
University of Bristol
Women's Social and Political Union (Great Britain)

Original Format

Postcards

Physical Dimensions

9 x 14 cm.

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