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Procession of Emily Davison’s funeral

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Procession of Emily Davison’s funeral, by F. Kehrhahn & Co, June 1913 - NPG x45196 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Procession of Emily Davison’s funeral

by F. Kehrhahn & Co
postcard print, June 1913
3 1/2 in. x 5 3/8 in. (88 mm x 135 mm) image size
Purchased, 1994
Photographs Collection
NPG x45196


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Davison's funeral was held on the 14 June and was attended by suffragettes from across the country. They wore symbolic colours of white, purple and black and carried bouquets of purple irises and red peonies. The procession was led by a suffragette carrying a cross and union members dressed in white dresses with laurel wreathes. Crowds of onlookers gathered along the streets as the funeral procession travelled from Victoria to St George's Church, Bloomsbury, where a memorial service was held. She was buried at the parish church near her mother's home in Morpeth, Northumberland. Her gravestone bears the WSPU slogan, 'Deeds not words.'

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