Margaret Scott (Margaret Gertrude Schencke)(1888-1983), Suffragette
Sitter in 2 portraits
Scott left Germany for England and soon became involved with the suffragette movement, selling The Suffragette newspaper on Hyde Park Corner. She was arrested after sharing her plans to smash windows of the Home Office windows with two women, who turned out to be undercover informants for Scotland Yard, and spent a month in prison. She gave the name Margaret Scott to the authorities to avoid deportation back to Germany. During her sentence at Holloway Prison, Scott's photo was taken without her consent by Scotland Yard along with Gertrude Mary Ansell and Mary Wyan. These chilling images were some of the first surveillance photographs taken in Britain.
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silver print mounted onto identification sheet, 1914
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