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Emmeline Pankhurst, who had founded the Women’s Social & Political Union, being arrested as a Suffragette

Emmeline Pankhurst, who had founded the Women’s Social & Political Union, being arrested as a Suffragette

Suffragettes. Some of the women who were force fed in prison suffered Long-term health consequences for years to come

The forgotten suffragettes: From the vote to being able to wear comfortable clothes, the little-known women who fought for the rights we take for granted today

Suffragettes. Some of the women who were force fed in prison suffered Long-term health consequences for years to come

Sixteen-year-old suffragette Dora Thewlis is arrested by two policemen on 20 March 1907

Sixteen-year-old suffragette Dora Thewlis is arrested by two policemen on 20 March 1907

Emmeline Pankhurst #feminism #womanhood

Emmeline Pankhurst #feminism #womanhood

Famous photograph of suffragette Ada Wright, beaten by British police in 1910. She was among hundreds beaten in response to a huge protest directly challenging Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, who had outright rejected the idea of making a bill to give women a vote.

Famous photograph of suffragette Ada Wright, beaten by British police in 1910. She was among hundreds beaten in response to a huge protest directly challenging Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, who had outright rejected the idea of making a bill to give women a vote.

Leola King, America's first female traffic cop (1918)

Think These Sculptures Are Amazing? Wait Until You See What They’re Made Out Of.

Leola King, America's first female traffic cop (1918)

A Knocker-up (sometimes known as a knocker-upper) was a profession in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker-up’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows - Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870 - 1945. S)

Before alarm clocks there were knocker-upper's. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. Limehouse Fields. London. . Undated. Photograph from Philip Davies' Lost London: 1870 - 1945.

A Knocker-up (sometimes known as a knocker-upper) was a profession in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker-up’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows - Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870 - 1945. S)

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Women's Social & Political Union advertising for a great rally -- more comfortable than a sandwich board. Note the boys watching her -- street urchins often harassed suffragettes with the tacit approval of police.

Women's Social & Political Union advertising for a great rally -- more comfortable than a sandwich board. Note the boys watching her -- street urchins often harassed suffragettes with the tacit approval of police.

Mary Gawthorpe (1881-1973) British suffragette and trade unionist, strongly involved in the Women's Social and Political Union in Leeds. She was imprisoned a number of times and badly beaten for her political activities. Later she co-edited The Freewoman: A Weekly Feminist Review.

Mary Gawthorpe (1881-1973) British suffragette and trade unionist, strongly involved in the Women's Social and Political Union in Leeds. She was imprisoned a number of times and badly beaten for her political activities. Later she co-edited The Freewoman: A Weekly Feminist Review.

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