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Postcard, The Suffragette Nails her Colours to the Mast

Raphael Tuck and Sons Limited and Oilette1908-1914

Museum of London

Museum of London
London, United Kingdom

Satirical picture postcard captioned "The Suffragette Nails her Colours to the Mast". Here the suffragette is depicted as a masculine woman wearing manly clothing including a pork pie hat, this being at the time a direct reference to lesbianism. Those opposing female suffrage regarded suffragettes not only as a political, but also as a sexual threat.

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