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.
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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