Portrait of [Estelle] Sylvia Pankhurst.
Sylvia, one of Emmeline Pankhurst's three daughters, trained at the Royal College of Art from 1904 to 1906 during which time she was appointed honorary secretary of the London Committee of the Women's Social and Political Union. Sylvia designed the first Member's card for the WSPU and, from 1908 her artwork appeared on badges, banners and other propaganda material, giving the Women's Social and Political Union a strong visual identity. Sylvia was imprisoned several times for Suffragette militancy, the first in October 1906 on a charge of obstruction.. Her commitment to improving the lives of working class women led her to break away from the WSPU to form the East London Federation of Suffragettes.


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