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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.

French Mug shot of François Bertillon, 23 months. Crime: Gluttony, nibbling all the pears from a basket, by Alphonse Bertillon, October 17, 1893.

The University of Michigan found, in the mid-1950s, that nothing could lift the spirits of a sick child quite like an animal. Here, 3-year-old Peggy Kennedy, who has polio, smiles at the sight of some ducklings next to her bed. See more: (Francis Miller—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Elin Matilda Elisabet Wägner (1882-1949) was a Swedish writer, journalist, feminist, teacher, pacifist and ecologist. On this picture she is standing in front of the 351,454 signatures collected to support women’s right to vote in Sweden 1914

“Lady Florence Norman, a suffragette, on her motor-scooter in 1916, travelling to work at offices in London where she was a supervisor. The scooter was a birthday present from her husband, the journalist and Liberal politician Sir Henry Norman.”