'Surveillance Photograph of Militant Suffragettes'

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'Surveillance Photograph of Militant Suffragettes', by Criminal Record Office, 1914 - NPG x132847 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'Surveillance Photograph of Militant Suffragettes'

by Criminal Record Office
bromide print mounted onto identification sheet, 1914
6 7/8 in. x 8 1/4 in. (174 mm x 210 mm) overall
acquired Criminal Record Office, 1914
Photographs Collection
NPG x132847

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Surveillance photographs of militant Suffragettes were issued to public galleries including the National Portrait Gallery in 1914. Most of the images in the composite group photograph were taken undercover while the women were in the exercise yards of Manchester or Holloway prisons. While the surveillance photograph lacks any of the understanding between artist and sitter necessary in a portrait, the images are themselves striking and sometimes unintentionally heroic.

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  • NPG x45566: Miriam Pratt (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG x45565: Jennie Baines (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG x45564: Clara Giveen (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG x45563: Miss Johansen (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG x45562: Lillian Forrester (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG x45560: Lilian Lenton (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG x45559: Mary Raleigh Richardson (appears within the portrait)
  • NPG x45561: Kitty Marion (Katherina Maria Schafer) (appears within the portrait)

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