Pank-a-Squith board game: 1909

Women's Social and Political Union

Pank-a-Squith board game: 1909
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

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Propaganda table-game: 'Pank-a-Squith'. Represents the attempts of Suffragists to reach the House of Commons showing the difficulties, prejudices and injustices which the suffragists had to meet. The suffrage movement produced toys and games to popularise its ideas and activities. The Pank-a-Squith board game was first advertised in Votes for Women on 22 October 1909. The game depicts the suffragettes' struggle with Prime Minister Herbert Asquith and the Liberal government. By rolling the dice, players attempt to move a suffragette figure from her home to the Houses of Parliament, her course being hindered by a number of obstructions along the way. The game was distributed and sold through the network of high-street shops run by the Women's Social and Political Union.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1909 AD - 1909 AD
Image Number
 
003557

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