Edith Craig

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Edith Craig


[Image: Postcard with photographic portrait of Edith Craig. Craig was actress Ellen Terry's illegitimate daughter. She worked in the theatre as an actress, director and costumier. Craig belonged to a number of suffrage societies and sold the Women's Social and Political Union newspaper 'Votes for Women'. She was a member of the Suffrage Atelier, and staged the Women's Freedom League's part in the procession of 18 June 1910. Craig was also a member of the Actresses' Franchise League and produced 'How the Vote Was Won' for the WSPU Exhibition at Prince's Skating Rink in May 1909. She directed 'A Pageant of Great Women', by Cicely Hammond, at the Scala Theatre in 1909, in which Craig played the role of Rosa Bonheur. In 1911 Craig founded the theatre company the Pioneer Players, which promoted women's plays and other progressive works.

This photograph was taken by Lena Connell, a portrait photographer who was a member of the Hampstead Branch of the Women's Social and Political Union.]


Lena Connell


ca. 1910-1911


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Lena Connell, “Edith Craig,” The Suffrage Postcard Project, accessed March 3, 2024, https://thesuffragepostcardproject.omeka.net/items/show/349.