A Riot of Colour: Christina Broom and the Suffragettes

By guest on 22 Jun 2015

Young Suffragettes © Museum of London

Mrs Albert Broom took some of the best photographs of the brave women who campaigned for the vote in London in the years up to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. One of the earliest of these images in the Museum of London’s collection is of the Suffragettes, members of the militant Women’s Social and Political Union, at their ‘monster’ meeting in Hyde Park on ‘Women’s Sunday’, 21 June 1908. Her last suffrage photograph captures the arrival of the Cumberland suffragists, members of the moderate National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies, ‘Women’s Pilgrimage’ to the capital on 26 July 1913.
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The joys of spring: London parks

By sarah madden, blog editor on 15 Apr 2014
An Evening Scene in Green Park: c. 1911 by James Hamilton Hay

An Evening Scene in Green Park: c. 1911 by James Hamilton Hay

Spring is sprung, and with a bank holiday weekend around the corner this means one thing. A day in the park! With the city boasting around 25,000 acres of green, open spaces there’s a huge variety to choose from and as the following photographs and paintings from our collection show, Londoners have been enjoying them for hundreds of years…

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Streetmuseum 2.0

By sarah madden, blog editor on 28 Feb 2014
A night shot outside the Palace Theatre before an evening's performance. The Frankie Vaughan Season ran from 20 January to 16 February 1958 and included Vaughan as the headliner and artists such as Petula Clark, who was to sing her latest hits. Collins created a number of night-time photographs playing with the bright lights of the West End to record people enjoying the buzz of fifties nightlife.

A night shot outside the Palace Theatre before an evening’s performance.

To celebrate the update to our well-loved Streetmuseum app, we’ve put together some incredible old images of London with new. Here are five our our favourites…

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