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POST-1890-01 Sylvia Pankhurst.jpg
Photographic postcard of Sylvia Pankhurst, artist and suffragette. Pankhurst was the daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and younger sister of Christabel. She was a founder of the Women's Social and Political Union.

PERI-1912-24 Should Women Use Violence.jpg
Gilman discusses recent militant and sometimes violent tactics by suffragists in England and perceptions of violence by women. In order to conduct a fair evaluation of these tactics, she asks: Is violence ever justifiable? Are women ever justified in…

POST-1912-11 The Simple Life.jpg
Part of a series of postcards created by artist Ernest Ibbetson, entitled "The Simple Life." This card refers to suffrage caravans that took place beginning around 1908, when suffragists would travel across the countryside to lobby for the right to…

POST-1909-39 Mrs Pankhurst Hon Secretary.jpg
Photograph portrait of Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928), Honorary Secretary and later, Honorary Treasurer of the Women's Social and Political Union.

Emmeline Pankhurst was a charismatic leader and eloquent speaker. By 1913 she had served three…

POST-1909-55 Lady Constance Lytton.jpg
Postcard with photographic portrait of Lady Constance Lytton, Women's Social and Political Union, with the organization's address.

Constance Lytton joined the WSPU in 1908. She served four prison sentences. Born into an aristocratic family, Lytton…

Porcelain figure of a woman raising one hand, holding a flier, and in the other hand, a "Votes for Women" sign at her side. She is wearing a purple, white, and green sash and rosette. Her clothes are brown, green, and white.

The bottom contains…

POST-1909-54 Mrs Massy.jpg
Photographic portrait postcard of Rosamund Massy, National Women's Social and Political Union, with the organization's address.

Rosamund Massy was the daughter of Lady Knyvett, also a member of the WSPU. Massy became a WSPU organiser and…

PERI-1913-07-7 Cartoons.jpg
Reproductions of drawings by Paul Plaschke, James North, and Arthur Racey originally published in the Louisville Post, Tacoma Daily Ledger, and Montreal Star.

"When The Women Vote" by Paul Plaschke shows a woman approaching a small house on…

Matted, hand colored lithograph.

This cartoon, originally published in Punch Magazine in 1905, depicts a well-dressed woman being addressed by a man, a 'qualified voter', who points out that while she may pay taxes and have responsibilities, she…
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