Suffragette banner: 1910
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 24cm

Suffragette banner: 1910

© Museum of London

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A Suffragette banner for the 'WSPU Holloway Prisoners', in purple, green and cream linen. The large rectangle is pieced out of smaller rectangles, with 'Women's Social and Political Union' embroidered in silk across the top in a Scottish art nouveau style. This banner was first carried in the From Prison to Citizenship procession in June 1910 and it includes the embroidered signatures of 80 suffragette hunger-strikers who had 'faced death without flinching'. Made in the style of a traditional friendship quilt it symbolises the spirit of comradeship that gave suffragette prisoners the strength and courage to endure hunger strike and force feeding.
 

Date

1910 AD - 1910 AD
 

Image Number

005002
 

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