Postcard : Mrs. Mary Leigh. [Circa 1905-1914]

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Title

Postcard : Mrs. Mary Leigh. [Circa 1905-1914]

Description

Postcard with photographic portrait of Mary Leigh, National Women's Social and Political Union, with the organization's address.

Mary Leigh was a member of the Women's Social and Political Union by 1907. She and Edith New became the first suffragette window smashers. Leigh served three prison sentences for her suffragette activities, and endured many episodes of forcible feeding. In 1909 she became drum-major of the WSPU drum and fife band, which often accompanied suffragette processions and demonstrations. (Museum of London)

Date

[Circa 1905-1914]

Subject

Leigh, Mary, c.1855
Women's Social and Political Union (Great Britain)

Creator

Women's Social and Political Union (Great Britain)

Original Format

Postcards

Physical Dimensions

9 x 14 cm.

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