Brass-plated belt buckle with 'Haunted House' motif: 1908
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This brass-plated belt buckle bears the 'Haunted House' motif. The image of a female silhouette haunting the Houses of Parliament represents the growth of the campaign for female suffrage. The buckle was sold by the Women's Social and Political Union to raise money for the cause. The buckle was announced in Votes for Women on August 6, 1908: 'The latest novelty in the Union colours is a special belt and buckle, which is being sold at half a crown each. The buckle is a design taken from the picture of the Haunted House, and the belt is ribbon in the colours of the Union'.
1908 AD - 1908 AD