Postcard portrait of the Suffragette Ada Cecile G. Wright taken by Gerty Lowy, c.1910
Ada Wright joined the Women's Social and Political Union in 1905. She was first arrested in 1907 and subsequently in October 1908 during the Suffragette rush on the House of Commons. In November 1910 Wright took part in the 'Black Friday' demonstration in Parliament Square, where large numbers of suffragettes were seriously assaulted for a sustained period by the police. A photograph of her knocked to the ground appeared on the front of the 'Daily Mirror'. Wright was imprisoned again after taking part in the WSPU window smashing campaign of March 1912. She went on hunger strike and was force fed.
On the occassion of Ada's arrest in October 1908 Votes for Women noted that Ada 'has worked for many years on behalf of Progressive County Council and London School Board Candidates. Ada also worked at Toynbee Hall and various working girls clubs'.
Gertrude Lowy served two months of hard labour after taking part in the WSPU window smashing campaign of March 1912, and was awarded a medal for going on hunger strike while in prison. She ran the Photography stall at the WSPU Summer Fair in June 1913 and exhibited her photographs at the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain in 1915.