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Mounted on horseback, dressed in white robes, marching on the Royal Albert Hall, this was a pivotal time for the suffragette movement, captured by one of the UK’s first press photographers, Christina Broom. Her pictures, part of a forthcoming exhibition in London, reveal women on the edge of modernity – still dressed in Victorian gowns, but fighting for equal rights.

Suffragettes in a procession to promote the Women’s Exhibition, in London, May 1909.

Suffragettes taking part in a pageant organised by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies, June 1908.

Christabel Pankhurst, co-founder of the Women’s Social and Political Union, inside the Women’s exhibition, May 1909,

From the guardian: Soldiers in petticoats: portraits of the suffragettes – in picturesAll photographs: Christina Broom/Museum of London (via the guardian).

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