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Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence

(1867-1954), Suffragette; treasurer of the Women's Social and Politicial Union

Sitter in 8 portraits
Pethick-Lawrence and her husband Frederick Pethick-Lawrence, were ardent socialists and supporters of the womens' suffrage movement. As 1900 approached, she co- founded the Espérance Club, providing holiday accommodation and a dressmaking co-operative for women in the textile industry. In 1906, she became treasurer of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), enduring force feeding while imprisoned in Holloway. Pethick-Lawrence's resistance to the militant approaches of the WSPU led to disagreements and Christabel Pankhurst ousted the Pethick-Lawrences from the organisation. Despite this, the couple continued to edit Votes for Women and United Suffragists, the official WSPU magazines which endorsed 'militancy without violence'.

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Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x28361

Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 28 October 1910
NPG x28361

Suffragette March in Hyde Park, by Christina Broom - NPG x17396

Suffragette March in Hyde Park

by Christina Broom
cream-toned velox print, 23 July 1910
On display in Room 24 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x17396

Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, by Bain News Service - NPG x194445

Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence

by Bain News Service
bromide press print, 1915-1918
NPG x194445

Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, by Unknown photographer - NPG x45191

Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence

by Unknown photographer
postcard print
NPG x45191


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