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Political Collection

Background imagePolitical Collection: Hogarth, Beer Street

Hogarth, Beer Street. A political print supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin. A scene of London life in which happy and healthy tradesmen

Background imagePolitical Collection: Walter Cranes Garland

Walter Cranes Garland
Walter Crane shows his political allegiance in this May Day design. The ribbon that holds the garland of flowers together bears the slogans of his creed

Background imagePolitical Collection: Hogarth, Gin Lane

Hogarth, Gin Lane. A political print supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin (which later became the Gin Act)

Background imagePolitical Collection: Suffragette Votes for Women Meeting

Suffragette Votes for Women Meeting. Leaflet/flyer issued by the National Womens Social & Political Union, advertising a public meeting at the Music Hall, Aberdeen, March 5th 1909, Mrs

Background imagePolitical Collection: Labour Party election posters and television speakers

Labour Party election posters and television speakers
Labour Party election posters and speakers for Labours series of five short television programmes in the run-up to the General Election of 8th October 1959 (which the Conservatives won)

Background imagePolitical Collection: The Workers May-Pole, design for a socialist poster

The Workers May-Pole, design for a socialist poster
The Workers May-Pole, a design for a socialist poster, with a central allegorical figure, and banners and ribbons labelled with abstract ideas such as Leisure, Solidarity and Humanity. Date: 1894

Background imagePolitical Collection: Suffragette Song Anthem March of the Women

Suffragette Song Anthem March of the Women. Words and music of The March of the Women composed by Ethel Smyth, dedicated to the Womens Social & Political Union, written in 1911

Background imagePolitical Collection: Drinking / Intemperance

Drinking / Intemperance
Political print of Gin Lane supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin. The pawnbrokers, gin cellar and distillery are now flourishing

Background imagePolitical Collection: Polish anti-war poster -- Nie

Polish anti-war poster -- Nie
Polish anti-war poster of a ruined city in the silhouette of a falling bomb, with the single word Nie (No)

Background imagePolitical Collection: Friedrich Engels & Marx

Friedrich Engels & Marx
FRIEDRICH ENGELS German political theorist working on Das Kapital with Marx Date: 1820 - 1895

Background imagePolitical Collection: William Pitt the Younger addressing Parliament

William Pitt the Younger addressing Parliament
William Pitt (the Younger) addressing the House of Commons

Background imagePolitical Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Badge Sylvia Pankhurst

Suffragette W. S. P. U Badge Sylvia Pankhurst
Badge issued by the Womens Social & Political Union with design by Sylvia Pankhurst. This circular tin badge in purple, green and white, shows a young woman

Background imagePolitical Collection: Karl Marx / Postcard

Karl Marx / Postcard
KARL MARX German radical political thinker

Background imagePolitical Collection: Karl Marx in his Study

Karl Marx in his Study
KARL MARX German political theorist - working in his study in London in 1849

Background imagePolitical Collection: Chinese Communist Propaganda Poster, Chairman Mao

Chinese Communist Propaganda Poster, Chairman Mao
Chinese Communist Party Propaganda Poster, Chairman Mao Zedong. 1951

Background imagePolitical Collection: Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst a suffragette, on her way to Cannon Row after smacking Inspector Jarviss face. 1909

Background imagePolitical Collection: Suffragette Cat I Want My Vote

Suffragette Cat I Want My Vote. A suffragette cat or kitten against a background of purple, White and green (The colours of the Womens Social & Political Union) says I Want My Vote Date: circa 1908

Background imagePolitical Collection: When Adam delved and Eve span

When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman. 1892

Background imagePolitical Collection: The Easter Rising - Dublin, Ireland

The Easter Rising - Dublin, Ireland
The Easter Rising also known as the Easter (or Irish ) Rebellion and referred to erroneously in some contemporary British reports as the Sinn Fein Rebellion - an armed insurrection staged in Ireland

Background imagePolitical Collection: Churchill / Iwn May 1915

Churchill / Iwn May 1915
WINSTON CHURCHILL As First Lord of the Admiralty during the political crisis in the early months of the First World War

Background imagePolitical Collection: Birstall, W Yorkshire - Unveiling statue of Joseph Priestly

Birstall, W Yorkshire - Unveiling statue of Joseph Priestly
Birstall, W Yorkshire - Unveiling the statue of Joseph Priestly on 12th October 1912 - at this point the unveiling party had adjourned to the Temperance Hall

Background imagePolitical Collection: Met Police officers during Grunwick dispute

Met Police officers during Grunwick dispute
Two Metropolitan Police officers relax on deckchairs in The Mall, Central London, waiting for a political demonstration over the Grunwick dispute to begin

Background imagePolitical Collection: Checkpoint Charlie reconstruction, Berlin, Germany

Checkpoint Charlie reconstruction, Berlin, Germany
Reconstruction of Checkpoint Charlie for visitors to the museum in Friedrichstrasse, Berlin, Germany

Background imagePolitical Collection: KPD POSTER / 1932

KPD POSTER / 1932
German Communist party (KPD) poster Away with the System produced at a time of intense political competition

Background imagePolitical Collection: Clara Zetkin / Speech

Clara Zetkin / Speech
CLARA ZETKIN German Communist and Feminist at a political rally

Background imagePolitical Collection: Gathering of Unions / 1832

Gathering of Unions / 1832
THE GATHERING OF THE UNIONS Three meetings organised by the Birmingham Political Union, held at New Hall Hill during May, maintain the pressure for electoral reform

Background imagePolitical Collection: Bust of Cicero

Bust of Cicero
Bust of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-46 BC) - a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul, and constitutionalist. Bust in the Capitoline Museum, Rome, Italy

Background imagePolitical Collection: Reichstags Dome by Norman Foster (b. 1935). Berlin. Germany

Reichstags Dome by Norman Foster (b. 1935). Berlin. Germany
Dome of the Reichstag, seat of the German Parliament, designed by Norman Foster (b.1935). Interior. Berlin. Germany

Background imagePolitical Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women

Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women
Womens Social & Political Union sash, in the colours of purple, white and green. White background with border edging of purple and green, dark green lettering

Background imagePolitical Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Ribbon Badge

Suffragette W. S. P. U Ribbon Badge
Suffragette badge in purple, white and green grosgrain ribbon, with Votes for Women woven into the middle white section. Issued by the Womens Social & Political Union

Background imagePolitical Collection: French poster, The Future Lies in Socialism

French poster, The Future Lies in Socialism
A French poster which declares that The Future Lies in Socialism, showing men who have fought in the First World War facing up to the octopus monster of commercialism, foreign gold

Background imagePolitical Collection: Ulster 1914 - Patriotic Postcard

Ulster 1914 - Patriotic Postcard
Patriotic Postcard from Ulster, 1914 depicting an Ulsterwoman with a gun, standing up for the British flag and her views as a Loyalist Unionist

Background imagePolitical Collection: Assassination of Sir Curzon Wyllie

Assassination of Sir Curzon Wyllie
The assassination of Sir William Hutt Curzon Wyllie (1848-1909), an official of the British Indian government, at the Imperial Institute, South Kensington, London

Background imagePolitical Collection: Art / Hogarth / The Times

Art / Hogarth / The Times
THE TIMES 1 of 2 a satire on political rivalry between the Pitt and Temple factions

Background imagePolitical Collection: DAVY CROCKETT 1786-1836

DAVY CROCKETT 1786-1836
DAVY CROCKETT American backwoodsman, hunter, magistrate and legislator who became a revered figure in the US political world before his death defending the Alamo

Background imagePolitical 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 imagePolitical Collection: Card Game - The Game of Suffragette

Card Game - The Game of Suffragette
The Game of Suffragette was devised and produced by the Kensington branch of the Womens Social & Political Union. It was announced in the November 1907 issue of the Unions publication

Background imagePolitical Collection: Liberal Election Campaign Card, 1909

Liberal Election Campaign Card, 1909
A Liberal Party campaign card for the 1909 General Election. A grim image of an elderly couple heading for the workhouse is contrasted with the partys vision of sunlit fields of waving corn

Background imagePolitical Collection: Karl Marx / Cabinet Photo

Karl Marx / Cabinet Photo
KARL MARX - German political theorist (cabinet portrait dated 1880)

Background imagePolitical Collection: Madame Recamier

Madame Recamier
JEANNE-FRANCOISE-JULIE- ADELAIDE RECAMIER nee BERNARD Also known as MADAME RECAMIER, influential French social and political hostess

Background imagePolitical Collection: Wolfe Tone, Irish patriot

Wolfe Tone, Irish patriot
(Theobald) Wolfe Tone, Irish patriot, regarded as the father of Irish republicanism

Background imagePolitical Collection: PELLIZZA DA VOLPEDO, Giuseppe (1868-1901). The

PELLIZZA DA VOLPEDO, Giuseppe (1868-1901). The Fourth Estate. 1901. Central detail. Naturalism. Oil on canvas. ITALY. Milan. Pinacotheca of Brera

Background imagePolitical Collection: Suffragettes WSPU Wimbledon Banner

Suffragettes WSPU Wimbledon Banner
Members of the Wimbledon branch of the Womens Social and Political Union, with their banner displayed. Probably taken at an at home meeting in the garden of Rose Lamartine-Yates house - Dorset Hall

Background imagePolitical Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women

Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women
Sash produced for the Womens Social & Political Union, in the colours of purple, white and green. The sash is made in a heavy woven cotton material with white central panel and borders

Background imagePolitical Collection: Poster against American capitalism

Poster against American capitalism, showing a man in a stranglehold, with a stars and stripes design on the aggressors sleeve. 1944

Background imagePolitical Collection: Karl Marx / Ils 1871

Karl Marx / Ils 1871
KARL MARX German radical political thinker

Background imagePolitical Collection: Field / Cloth / Gold: Debay

Field / Cloth / Gold: Debay
FIELD OF THE CLOTH OF GOLD Francois I of France meets Henry VIII of England for a social/political get-together near Calais

Background imagePolitical Collection: Karl Marx / Shukow 1898

Karl Marx / Shukow 1898
KARL MARX German political theorist



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