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Votes for Women

The Suffragettes’ struggle for the vote coincided with the growth of mass-circulation newspapers and the use of press photography. Just as today’s protestors harness the power of television, so the suffragettes understood the power of the press.

Image from Daily Mirror, 27 April 1906   Image from Daily Mirror, 22 May 1914
Daily Mirror, 27 April 1906   Daily Mirror, 22 May 1914
The British Library gratefully acknowledges the John Frost Newspaper Archive for permission to reproduce these front pages.

The Daily Mirror provides a fully illustrated report of their plight. Under a simple banner headline, dramatic images of women fighting police in 1914 are splashed across the front page.

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