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Suffragette 'prison' stand at The Women's Exhibition:1909

Christina Broom

Suffragette 'prison' stand at The Women's Exhibition:1909
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 30cm

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Suffragette 'prison' stand at The Women's Exhibition. A mock prison cell was erected at The Women's Exhibition held at Prince's Skating Rink, Knightsbridge, on 13-26 May 1909. At 3.30, 5 and 8pm, the 'female prisoner', played by an actual ex-prisoner, demonstrated the daily duties that suffragette prisoners carried out. These included scouring pots and pans, making beds, scrubbing floors, sewing and making mailbags. Visitors to the exhibition paid 6d (sixpence) for admission and an explanation of prison life.

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1909 AD - 1909 AD
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