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Suffragette Procession, 23 July 1910

Searjeant, H.1910

Museum of London

Museum of London
London, United Kingdom

Suffragette Procession, 23rd July 1910. In the centre of the postcard are Suffragettes representing North Islington, carrying a placard marked 'North Islington Women Demand the Vote'  This procession, organised by the Women's Social and Political Union and Women's Freedom league in support of the Conciliation Bill, involved two processions through central London culminating in a rally in Hyde Park.   If passed the Conciliation bill would have given the vote to women who occupied premises for which they were responsible.  This was one of several processions organised during the Summer of 1910 in support of the Bill. On the reverse of the postcard is a printed advertisement for the photographer's series of 4 postcards relating to the procession on 23rd July and the series of 8 postcards issued for the earlier procession on June 18th that could be obtained individually for 2d or supplied to WSPU branch shops for 1/6d a dozen.The postcard was sent to Miss Dorothy Pethick in Leicestershire, presumably by the photographer. Dorothy, the sister of the Suffragette leader, Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence was an active campaigner and organiser of the Women's Social and Political Union in the Leicester area. It is likely she would have ordered a batch of the postcards for sale to local branches.

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