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Emancipation Collection

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Female jockeys riding gentlemen like horses

Female jockeys riding gentlemen like horses
Two women jockeys with riding crops, spur on their steeds - not horses, but top-hatted and tailed gentlemen who wear bridles in their mouths

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Twenties flapper girl sitting at a cocktail bar

Twenties flapper girl sitting at a cocktail bar
A flapper girl from the 1920s sitting at a cocktail bar on a high stool. She is slim, wears a slinky dress, and has a cigarette in a holder in her mouth. On the bar is her glass of champagne

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Suffragettes Gathered at Bow Street

Suffragettes Gathered at Bow Street
A group of W.S.P.U members in sashes and long motoring scarves wait outside Bow Street Magistrates Court Date: circa 1908

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Suffrage Pilgrimage 1913

Suffrage Pilgrimage 1913
An advert for the Burberry coat, The Ideal Coat for the Pilgrimage. Date: 1913 July

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Suffrage Pilgrimage NUWSS 1914

Suffrage Pilgrimage NUWSS 1914
The official programme of the Great Demonstration on Saturday 26th July 1913, when the Pilgrims entered Hyde Park in four processions. Date: 1913 July

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Suffragette Militant Cat Fifi

Suffragette Militant Cat Fifi
A large white cat, hammer in her claws and a Votes for Women sash, addresses a group of toys on the necessity of militant action, not sure if the message is getting through Date: circa 1913

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Spencer Perceval / Picart

Spencer Perceval / Picart
SPENCER PERCEVAL son of 2nd Earl Egmont, opposed Catholic emancipation, insisted on continuance of Napoleonic war, made banknotes legal tender, assassinated

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Dr. Elsie Inglis Scottish Womens Hospitals

Dr. Elsie Inglis Scottish Womens Hospitals
Dr. Inglis whose Scottish Womens Hospitals unit arrived in Serbia in January 1915. They were based at Kraguievatz

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Suffragette Prisoners Holloway

Suffragette Prisoners Holloway
Suffragette hunger strikers wave to Christabel Pankhurst, one holding a Votes for Women sash. Date: 1909

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Conservative Ladies

Conservative Ladies
A Meeting of Primrose Dames - leading conservative ladies in Lady Salisburys drawing room. Few if any of them favour the emancipation of woman

Background imageEmancipation Collection: 2 Women Whisper in Cafe

2 Women Whisper in Cafe
Women in Paris cafe; afraid to make themselves conspicious, propose to look as if they are waiting for someone

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Bloomers in Hyde Park

Bloomers in Hyde Park
A view of things to come - women wearing the trousers. All of female kind take to wearing bloomers. A kilted scotsman chats to a newly emancipated lady

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Womens wrestling school in Vauxhall, 1928

Womens wrestling school in Vauxhall, 1928
Gladiators of the feminine age. A wrestling school for women recently opened in Vauxhall, London. Miss Dot Butler, the schools champion wrestler

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Female Golfer on Birthday Greetings Postcard

Female Golfer on Birthday Greetings Postcard - " Tis not within my power to say - How much I wish you joy to-day". Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEmancipation Collection: New Fashion Style from France - Jupes-Pantalons

New Fashion Style from France - Jupes-Pantalons
New Fashion Style from France - three young women wearing Jupes-Pantalons stride confidently - Porte Dauphine, Paris. Date: circa 1910

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Suffragettes Die Ghouls of Fleet Street

Suffragettes Die Ghouls of Fleet Street
The Grim Reaper with the Press Barons, who cry Let the Women Die! Date: June 12th 1914

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Sheila Scott, English record-breaking aviator

Sheila Scott, English record-breaking aviator
Sheila Scott (Sheila Christine Hopkins, 1922-1988), English aviator who broke over 100 aviation records through her long distance flights

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Hypothetical female smoking party, May 1894

Hypothetical female smoking party, May 1894
Illustration of an all-female smoking party, captioned " what we are coming to: a ladies smoking party", in reference to the changing social standards for women in Britain. 1894

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Advert, The Bamboo Cycle Co Ltd

Advert, The Bamboo Cycle Co Ltd
Advert for The Bamboo Cycle Co Ltd, Holborn Viaduct, London EC. 1897

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Advert, Joseph Marcus, Ladies Tailor

Advert, Joseph Marcus, Ladies Tailor
Advert for Joseph Marcus, New Bond Street, London, Ladies Tailor and Habit Maker. 1897

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Advert for Jaeger, Kay Petrie, Motor Racing Driver

Advert for Jaeger, Kay Petrie, Motor Racing Driver
Advert for Jaeger, Regent Street, London -- Kay Petrie, Motor Racing Driver. 1936

Background imageEmancipation Collection: The New Man by Albert Hall and Orlando Powell

The New Man by Albert Hall and Orlando Powell
Promotional music sheet for The New Man music hall song of 1895 by Albert Hall and Orlando Powell and sung by Walter Munroe

Background imageEmancipation Collection: The parliamentary female

The parliamentary female
Father of the family: " Come, dear; we so seldom go out together now- can t you take us all to the play tonight!" Mistress of the House, and MP: " How you talk, Charles

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Modern Amazons - Women Archers

Modern Amazons - Women Archers. late 19th century

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Women cycling on board a ship

Women cycling on board a ship. circa 1898

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Miss Cotter Ludey, Managing Director of a London business

Miss Cotter Ludey, Managing Director of a London business
Miss Cotter-Ludey, who started life as a typist, is became managing director of a successful London business with big connections abroad

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Don t be shocked Aunt Cathie but I occasionally smoke

Don t be shocked Aunt Cathie but I occasionally smoke
Illustration to a short story by E. F. Benson, The Puce Silk illustrating the a young woman smoking a cigarette in front of her aunt. Date: 1908

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Policemen guarding suffragettes

Policemen guarding suffragettes at the State Opening of Parliament 1912

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Suffragettes talking to men

Suffragettes talking to men outside the House of Commons 1912

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Window broken by suffragettes

Window broken by suffragettes 1912

Background imageEmancipation Collection: EMILIE LEHMANN

EMILIE LEHMANN Polish patriot and feminist who besides fighting for the liberty of Poland wrote valuable papers on the emancipation of women. Date: circa 1848

Background imageEmancipation Collection: GOLFING WOMAN 1907

GOLFING WOMAN 1907
An elegant young golfer about to take a swing at the ball. Date: 1907

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Dairy Woman in Her Cart

Dairy Woman in Her Cart
A milkwoman poses for the photographer before setting out on her rounds in a two- wheeled horse-drawn cart holding two churns from which she will ladle out milk Date: circa 1905

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Bloomerism 1852

Bloomerism 1852
Cruikshanks Exhibition of Bloomers in Hyde Park - a satire on the fashion which Amelia Bloomer made famous Date: 1852

Background imageEmancipation Collection: EQUALITY / COLLEGE GIRL

EQUALITY / COLLEGE GIRL
American college woman or the Vassar girl of 1922 Date: 1922

Background imageEmancipation Collection: WW2 - ith the W. A. A. F. - The Boot Repairer

WW2 - ith the W. A. A. F. - The Boot Repairer
WW2 - With the W.A.A.F. - The Boot Repairer. Date: circa 1941

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Whitelands College, Kings Road, Chelsea, London

Whitelands College, Kings Road, Chelsea, London
London - Kings Road, Chelsea - Whitelands College. A flagship womens college of the Church of England, it was the first college of higher education in the UK to admit women

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Anti-Suffrage Cartoon Her Mothers Voice

Anti-Suffrage Cartoon Her Mothers Voice
Young girl and her father view mother with alarm as she races past the window wielding a hammer. Date: 1911

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Women WW1 Lock Keeper

Women WW1 Lock Keeper
Captioned, Womens Work in War Time, shows a female lock keeper taking on work previously done by men. Date: circa 1916

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Munition Worker Dogs WW1

Munition Worker Dogs WW1
Munitions making dogs discuss their work wear - not shifts, overalls! Date: circa 1916

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation of 1863

Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation of 1863
Postcard celebrating the centenary of President Abraham Lincolns Birth in 1809, illustration his Emancipation Proclamation of January 1st 1863. Date: 1909

Background imageEmancipation Collection: The Eton Crop

The Eton Crop
" The Eton Crop - beloved of the moderns, detested by the old." Worn here by a Lucien Lelong mannequin. 1927

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Flora Drummond WSPU Suffragettes prison Dress

Flora Drummond WSPU Suffragettes prison Dress
Flora Drummond discusses tactics with members of the W.S.P.U in replica prison dress. Date: circa 1908

Background imageEmancipation Collection: WW1 Munitions Worker

WW1 Munitions Worker
Mary the Maid of Munitions, in bonnet and overalls with munitions factory scene behind her. An attractive and sympathetic image. Date: circa 1916

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Women WW1 Munitions Woolwich Arsenal

Women WW1 Munitions Woolwich Arsenal
Interior of the Shell Factory at Woolwich Arsenal showing women workers and some men (supervisors?). The Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, employed around 80, 000 people during the first World War

Background imageEmancipation Collection: London - Kings Road, Chelsea - Whitelands College

London - Kings Road, Chelsea - Whitelands College. A flagship womens college of the Church of England, it was the first college of higher education in the UK to admit women

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Catholic Emancipation

Catholic Emancipation
A British battering Ram preparing the way for a Popish Bull - A satire on the pressure for Catholic emancipation, which led to an Act of Parliament in 1829

Background imageEmancipation Collection: Women Duelling 19C

Women Duelling 19C
Women duelling with swords



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