Suffragette Emma Sproson chalking a pavement: 20th century
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This postcard shows the suffragette Emma Sproson chalking a pavement. Pavement chalking was used by the Women's Social and Political Union to announce meetings and demonstrations. This postcard was produced to commemorate the only occasion of a summons being issued for pavement chalking: Emma Sproson was fined 5 shillings. Emma endured two periods of imprisonment for her suffragette militancy. From 1908 she worked across the country as part of the Women's Freedom League and the Tax Resistance League. Continuing her lifelong campaign for social reform, Emma became the Labour Party member of parliament for Wolverhampton in 1921.
1905 AD - 1914 AD