There’s more to see...
Sign up to discover and save different things to try in 2015.



  • 107 Pins

19-6-1911, suffragettes à Londres. Cosplay de leurs héroïnes suffragettes du XIXe ?

Frank Wheeler Mondell, Representative from Wyoming, with suffragettes at the Capitol, 1914

History in Photos: suffragettes

Des suffragettes militent pour le droit de vote

English suffragette Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960) stands on a platform to paint the front of the Women's Social Defence League premises in Bow Road, East London.

Londoners Through a Lens - Telegraph


The Cat and Mouse Act of 1913 was the act that ended force-feeding of the Suffragettes who went on hunger strikes in prison

There was also a Hunger Strike Medal, a bar pin, inscribed "For Valour."  Two of the three that still exist belonged to Mrs. Pankhurst and Lady Constance Lytton.


:) Kate Beaton

Hark, a vagrant: 205


colors of the suffragettes

Chronology of Suffrage Plays | The Suffragettes

The 75th anniversary of the Equal Franchise Act, which first granted women the right to vote in the UK, is celebrated on 2 July 2003. The key figure in the long struggle to obtain female emancipation was Emmeline Pankhurst. Frustrated at the lack of progress by purely peaceful campaigners such as Millicent Fawcett, she founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in 1903.

BBC News | In Pictures

The suffragettes did obtain a martyr at the Derby in June 1913. Emily Davison ran from the crowd and attempted to grab the reins of the king's horse, Anmer. She was trampled and died a few days later from her injuries. The caption on the newspaper report at the time says: 'A remarkable picture, showing Anmer rolling over [jockey Herbert] Jones and Emily Davison in the act of falling.'

1908 demonstration, Hyde Park. Note the white dresses with (probably) purple/green sashes

1909 bracelet, olive green peridots and purple amethysts

Brooch with amethyst, moonstone & chalcedony

Below Pendant with white enamel, pearl drop, purple and green stones

The colors of WSPU were announced early in 1908 as purple, white and green. They were no secret - hundreds of protestors would march behind banners such as this one, from the London Borough of Hammersmith, c. 1910. Courtesy the Museum of London.

The term 'suffragette' was coined by the British press in 1906. It was used to distinguish the militant WSPU from other suffragist movements. Medals were issued to members imprisoned for their criminal acts - this one recognizing the fact that the member had been on hunger strike. The badge, a portcullis with a prisoner's arrow/crow's foot, commemorates imprisonment in Holloway Prison, north London. It was designed by Sylvia Pankhurst. Courtesy the Museum of London.

Suffragette Jewelry, Or Is It?

For maximum publicity locations were chosen carefully, such as Buckingham Palace where suffragettes chained themselves to the railings as they regarded the Royal Family to be opponents of their cause. More violent protests saw the planting of bombs, including one that destroyed part of future prime minister David Lloyd George's house.

The suffragettes suspended their campaign to support the home front in World War One. In 1918 came the first stage of female suffrage - the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which gave property owning women over the age of 30 the right to vote.

A Harper's Weekly cartoonist depicts protesting suffragettes in an unsavory fashion, with signs reading "We Don't Want a Thing We Are Just Showing Off" and "America: The Land of the Woman — The Home of the Girl!" Following a long national campaign, public sentiment would gradually shift, resulting in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in June of 1919. Virginia, however, was one of nine southern states not to ratify the amendment, even though it went into effect as national law in August of 1920. Finally, in 1952, the state General Assembly ratified the Amendment. This cartoon first appeared in Harper's Weekly, Volume II, No. 2642, pp. 1166–1167. Original Author: Flagg, James Montgomery Created: August 10, 1907 Medium: Cartoon

Encyclopedia Virginia



Female suffrage, male suffering, Fun, June 12, 1875

Woman's franchise, Punch, January 23, 1918 Joan of Arc

404 Vhost unknown