Card Game - The Game of Suffragette
The 'Game of Suffragette' was devised and produced by the Kensington branch of the Women's Social & Political Union. It was announced in the November 1907 issue of the Union's publication, 'Votes for Women'. 'Although it may be recommended as a novel form of propaganda, let it not be thought that there is no fun in it.' The game consisted of sets of cards including 'Broken Promises', 'The Career of the Suffragettes', 'Pie Crust Principles' and 'The Sensational Press'. There are portrait cards and others with line illustrations, each has the 'Haunted House' image, by David Wilson on the reverse. David Wilson, (1873-1935) produced the dark and brooding image of the woman a top the Houses of Parliament for the Daily Chronicle in April 1907. It was then used as the front cover illustration for the first issue of 'Votes for Women' in October 1907. Also includes a copy of the original rules. Date: 1907
© The March of the Women Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Egyptian solar system model
Solar System. An engraving depicting the layout of the Solar System. It is shown as the route taken by a scarab beetle. The path starts at the Earth (centre) and passes out to the heavens (top) before returning via Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury and the Moon back to Earth. This illustration comes from Obeliscus pamphilius by Athanasius Kircher, printed at Rome in 1650.
© Todd-White Art Photography
Pier, Margate - looking out through Ships Masts over water to town. Part of Box 145 Boswell Collection - East Coast. Margate was recorded as 'Meregate' in 1264 and as 'Margate' in 1299, but the spelling continued to vary into modern times. The name is thought to refer to a pool gate or gap in a cliff where pools of water are found, often allowing swimmers to jump in. The cliffs of the Isle of Thanet are composed of chalk, a fossil-bearing rock. Date: circa 1900
© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans