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Grandmothers Choice: After 1908 tricolor sashes and rosettes identified marchers immediately as militant Suffragettes. The WSPU sponsored gift shops at their headquarters selling banners and "scarves in various shades of purple as well as white muslin summer blouses and [an]almost unending variety of bags, belts....books, games, blotters, playing cards and indeed almost everything that can be produced in purple, white and green."
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Amethyst Becky Brown Amethyst, a purple stone, reminds us of the purple, green and white color scheme that helped define the im.

Grandmothers Choice: After 1908 tricolor sashes and rosettes identified marchers immediately as militant Suffragettes. The WSPU sponsored gift shops at their headquarters selling banners and "scarves in various shades of purple as well as white muslin summer blouses and [an]almost unending variety of bags, belts....books, games, blotters, playing cards and indeed almost everything that can be produced in purple, white and green."

Grandmothers Choice: After 1908 tricolor sashes and rosettes identified marchers immediately as militant Suffragettes. The WSPU sponsored gift shops at their headquarters selling banners and "scarves in various shades of purple as well as white muslin summer blouses and [an]almost unending variety of bags, belts....books, games, blotters, playing cards and indeed almost everything that can be produced in purple, white and green."

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English Suffergette Enamel Wreath of Flowers Pin c 1910
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English Suffergette Enamel Wreath of Flowers Pin c 1910
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Suffragette Jewellery -photo credit Amanda Scrivener via Flickr
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Suffragette Jewellery -photo credit Amanda Scrivener via Flickr

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Votes for Women apron sold by the English organization, the Women's Social and Political Union. The clarion image was designed by Sylvia Pankhurst, daughter of WSPU founder, Emmeline Pankhurst.
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Votes for Women apron sold by the English organization, the Women's Social and Political Union. The clarion image was designed by Sylvia Pankhurst, daughter of WSPU founder, Emmeline Pankhurst.

Votes for Women apron sold by the English organization, the Women's Social and Political Union.  The clarion image was designed by Sylvia Pankhurst, daughter of WSPU founder, Emmeline Pankhurst.
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Poster by Hilda Dallas, c.1912In 1908, the WSPU set up the Women’s Press to produce and publish their newspaper. Votes for Women started as a monthly publication but soon appeared weekly and was sold for a penny to a readership of 40,000.
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It doesn't matter what you wear or how you look, we both know what you do when you're behind the booth. When it's time to put the marker to paper.

Poster by Hilda Dallas, c.1912In 1908, the WSPU set up the Women’s Press to produce and publish their newspaper. Votes for Women started as a monthly publication but soon appeared weekly and was sold for a penny to a readership of 40,000.

Medal commemorating Nellie Hall’s hunger strike, 1913

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Stumbled across this by @rebecca_strickson_illustration  via the #100years hashtag. All I can add here is "hell yes!". Thought I'd share her message.  #regram #100years today since some women could vote. Another long ten years would pass till that began to be rectified.  There is still so much to do. Huge pay gaps. Austerity hits women and especial WOC harder. Domestic abuse victims are being further put at risk.  I wonder what all those suffragettes and suffragists would think about were we…

Stumbled across this by @rebecca_strickson_illustration via the #100years hashtag. All I can add here is "hell yes!". Thought I'd share her message. #regram #100years today since some women could vote. Another long ten years would pass till that began to be rectified. There is still so much to do. Huge pay gaps. Austerity hits women and especial WOC harder. Domestic abuse victims are being further put at risk. I wonder what all those suffragettes and suffragists would think about were we…

Suffragette fabric decoration

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Suffragette propaganda pastiche by Gary Walton for ‘Your Family Tree’ magazine.

Suffragette propaganda pastiche by Gary Walton for ‘Your Family Tree’ magazine.

PA 1915 stamp - from David Dismore’s personal collection

Suffragists Marched ... and Stamped

PA 1915 stamp - from David Dismore’s personal collection. The person who designed this stamp had to have courage.

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Suffragette - $10.37 (AUD)

"Votes For Women" suffrage pin by the Women's Political Union. Purple, white, and green (or sometimes gold) were the colors of the Suffragettes.

Broad Arrows by Becky Brown Emmeline Pankhurst arrested in 1914 The British WSPU made good use of the idea of repeated arr.

Twitter image from Louise Brealey (AKA Molly on Sherlock) - stones thrown by Suffragettes through the windows of parliament. @nol810

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Stones thrown by Suffragettes through a Buckingham Palace window 100 years ago.- I read the stones the caption.

Songsheet of 'The March of the Women', 1911. Songsheet in the suffragette colours of purple, green and white, showing women and children marching with the banner of the Women's Social and Political Union, demanding votes for women. This anthem was written by Ethel Smyth in 1911 and was dedicated to Emmeline Pankhurst, a leading campaigner in the suffragette movement.

Cover of 'The March of the Women' songsheet with illustration of women marching with a 'votes for women' flag and dedication to 'The Women's Social and Political Union'.

Suffragettes love this idea of printing words onto the clothing

Women's Social & Political Union advertising for a great rally (Note the boys watching her -- street urchins often harassed suffragettes with the tacit approval of police.

National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage postcard announces an anti-suffrage meeting at the Royal Albert Hall. -- The central figure represents a 'Womanly Woman' wearing a feminine dress and flowers in her hair, as well as a strong an healthy body, she politely refuses the vote. Behind her is the suffragette depicted as the 'hysteric' or the 'shrieking sister', inelegantly leaping towards parliament brandishing a hammer.

"Notice the gawky, frenzied suffragette running behind the poised and graceful pillar of true womanhood. The message being, a real woman wants no part of anything as base as politics." 12 cruel anti-suffragette cartoons - The Week

ISuffraget Medal in purple, green and white:  Votes for Women, explained the symbolism of the colours in spring 1908: "Purple as everyone knows is the royal colour. It stands for the royal blood that flows in the veins of every suffragette, the instinct of freedom and dignity; white stands for purity in private and public life; green is the colour of hope and the emblem of spring." In other words, she said, the colours stood for freedom and dignity, purity and hope."

Hunger strike medals in the WSPU colours of green white and purple

This banner is now back home in Manchester thanks to the Peoples History Museum and some lovely people who donated to it's crowd funding campaign. Read more about it here. http://www.phm.org.uk/news/phm-launches-campaign-to-bring-manchesters-suffragette-banner-home/

This banner is now back home in Manchester thanks to the Peoples History Museum and some lovely people who donated to it's crowd funding campaign. Read more about it here. http://www.phm.org.uk/news/phm-launches-campaign-to-bring-manchesters-suffragette-banner-home/

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