Suffragette Womens March 1912
In October 1912, six women left Edinburgh to walk 400 miles to London, gathering signatures en route in support of Women's Suffrage. The march was organised by Mrs. De Fonblanque (sister of Maud Arncliffe-Sennettt). The marchers wore a coat and skirt in russett brown with a matching hat, and earned for the marchers the name of the Brown Women'. The route lay along the Great North Road and the women covered a distance of about 15 miles a day. They carried a banner designed by Louise R Jacobs for the Suffrage Atelier. The march ended in London on November 16th 1912. Photo shows a stop made, possibly in Doncaster. Date: 1912
© The March of the Women Collection/Mary Evans Picture Library
Modern Athenians plate 1 - Edinburgh
Alexander Youngson on the left hand plate, approaching John Sheriff, alias Dr. Syntax, on the right hand plate. Youngson was apparently not happy about being depicted with Dr. Syntax, whose name was "doubtless bestowed from the remarkable likeness he showed to the figure so called in Rowlandson's coloured prints, published about the year 1815. Dressed with the most scrupulous care and cleanliness, in an antiquated costume of semi-military character with highly polished Hessian boots, he was to be seen every Sunday staling at a rapid pace through the streets with his cane poised on his shoulder. He rendered himself still more grotesque by wearing a pair of green spectacles and a remarkably low-crowned hat - probably a cast-off one of Dr. John Ritchie's, the well-known voluntary church controversialist."
© Mary Evans Picture Library
Shepherd with sheep, horse and dog
A delightful scene on a country track in Cumbria showing a lakeland shepherd carrying home a lame member of his flock, accompanied by his trusty hound and a fine white horse. Entitled "The Cast Shoe"
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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