From Prison to Citizenship

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Title

From Prison to Citizenship

Creator

H. Searjeant

Source

Museum of London

Date

1910

Contributor

The postcard shows the Prisoners Pageant: 617 women in white wearing their prisoners' medals and carrying 'a glittering host of steely broad arrows' representing their imprisonment. Before them is the newly unfurled 'Hunger Strikers' banner embroidered with the signatures of eighty women who had 'faced death without flinching'.
This banner was designed by Ann Macbeth, Head of Glasgow School of Art Embroidery Department as a friendship quilt. Ann donated the quilt to the WSPU Scottish Exhibition and Bazaar held at St Andrew Hall, Charing Cross, Glasgow in April 1910 to raise funds for the campaign. The quilt was purchased for £10 by Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence and subsequently converted to a banner through the addition of carrying poles.

Files

prison.jpg

Collection

Citation

H. Searjeant, “From Prison to Citizenship,” The Suffrage Postcard Project, accessed April 9, 2020, https://thesuffragepostcardproject.omeka.net/items/show/320.