About this object

  • ID:

    Z6092

  • Production date:

    1910

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: People's City: Suffragettes

  • Suffragette banner composed of 80 rectangular pieces of linen sewn together and bordered by green and purple panels. The 80 pieces of linen are embroidered in purple cotton with the signatures of eighty Suffragette hunger-strikers who, by 1910, had 'faced death without flinching'. Along the top is embroidered 'Women's Social and Political Union' in Scottish art nouveau style along with the names of the suffragette leaders Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney. The banner was first carried in the 'From Prison to Citizenship' procession in June 1910 to symbolise the spirit of comradeship that gave suffragette prisoners the strength and courage to endure hunger strike and force feeding.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 2480 mm; L 2220 mm

  • Materials

    linen; silk; cotton

  • Last Updated

    2018-03-14

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