Suffrage Banners

In London there is a Women’s Library, with an incredible collection of Suffrage Banners. One of the most prolific banner-makers, and founder of the Artists’ Suffrage League, Mary Lowndes, published this pamphlet, the cover of which (as well as many as many of her banners and sketches) is in the VADS archives.

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Published by the Artists’ Suffrage League, 1909

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Actual banners, by Mary Lowndes, 1908.

Here are some of the banners and shields in action:

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Photographic Postcard Of Men And Women Holding Cumbrian Suffrage Banners
From Mary Lowndes Album

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