Suffragettes selling Votes for Women at Oval Cricket Ground entrance:1908
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Suffragettes selling Votes for Women at Oval Cricket Ground entrance. This photograph from 1908 shows three suffragettes selling the suffragette newspaper 'Votes for Women' at the entrance to the Oval Cricket Ground. Two of the women have been identified by Nurse Pine as Joan Dugdale and Daisy Dugdale. 'Votes for Women' was first published in 1907. The mass distribution of the paper raised significant income for the Women's Social and Political Union and also provided employment for many suffragette supporters; by 1909, circulation was at 20,000. The Dugdale sisters, Una, Joan and Daisy, came from a family with suffrage sympathies: their father was a supporter of the Men's League for Suffrage. All three sisters became involved in militant suffragette activity and supported the Pankhurst-led Women's Social and Political Union.
1908 AD - 1908 AD