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Elin Wägner stands next to a tower of books containing the signatures collected in support for women’s suffrage in Sweden, 1914. (Photo: Kvinnohistoriska Samlingarna, Göteborg)

Women on bicycles, 1898 Photograph - Women on bicycles England Photograph V Museum no. E.2283:191-1997 Photograph showing three smartly dressed young women sitting upright on bicycles, supporting one another by holding on to the  handlebars. It seems a perfect metaphor for sisterhood and the emancipation of women. The  names of the women have been inscribed beneath the  photograph - Mabel Asser, Lily Carver and Laura.

Women boxing in heels.

Two women operate a machine in a factory during World War II. Captured by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on March 3, 1943.

Jews from Denmark being rowed across the Sound to Sweden in October 1943. In this unique rescue operation, the Danish resistance movement secretly evacuated almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, more than 7,000 people, across the sea to neutral Sweden.

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Although women over 30 had been allowed to vote since 1918, Universal Adult Suffrage didn't arrive until 1928. Here is a group of women, between the ages of 21 and 28, trooping down to the polling station in Stepney, East London, to vote for the first time - 1929. Here's my question - Universal meaning all women or Universal meaning all white, English women? Time for some research.

A German man, August Landmesser, standing at a rally in 1936 Hamburg refuses to give the Nazi salute. It's a an now-iconic photo of civil disobedience.

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1954 England - women on a day trip