Votes for women: official programme of the great demonstration Hyde Park, Sunday, June 21st .
[Women's Social and Political Union].
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Programme of the Hyde Park Suffrage Demonstration organised by the Women's Social and Political Union which took place on Sunday, 21 June 1908; the demonstration became known as 'Women's Sunday'. Includes a map showing the route of seven processions and placement of the temporary twenty speaker's platforms [for 80 speakers to address the crowds]; encircled by portraits of twenty women speakers. With a border of purple violets. Early in 1908 Prime Minister Herbert Asquith reported he would drop his opposition to women's suffrage if it could be demonstrated that enough women wanted the vote - Emmeline Pankhurst (whose image is featured on this, along with that of her daughters Adela and Christabel) and other activists in response organised this Great Demonstration, (which grew to include 250,000 people, seven separate processions and 80 speakers on 20 different platforms). It was the largest mass meeting on London's history and the earliest major use of the new suffrage colors: purple, green and white.
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[London : Mrs. S. Burgess, 14 Artillery Lane, Bishopsgate, n.d., 1908].
Formerly held at PD 3118 TC.
Transferred in 2003 from the Sheehy Skeffington Papers, Collection List No. 82, NLI Manuscripts Dept. to the Department of Prints and Drawings.
Physical description: 1 tinted lithograph [on tissue paper] : col. ill. ; 38.9 x 37.8 cm.
Formerly owned by Hannah Sheehy Skeffington.
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