Surveillance Photograph of Militant Suffragettes

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Half-length photographs of Margaret Scott (Margaret Gertrude Schencke); Olive Leared (née Hockin); Margaret McFarlane; Mary Wyan (Mary Ellen Taylor); Annie Bell; Jane Short; Gertrude Mary Ansell; Maud Mary Brindley; Verity Oates; Evelyn Manesta.

Surveillance photographs of militant suffragettes were issued to public galleries including the National Portrait Gallery in 1914. Most of the photographs show women serving sentences in Holloway and Manchester and were taken undercover in prison exercise yards.

National Portrait Gallery, London



Surveillance Photograph of Militant Suffragettes




silver print mounted onto identification sheet


H 14 x W 21.6 cm

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acquired from Criminal Record Office, 1914

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