The Birth Of Surveillance Photography

It all began with the fight for a woman’s right to vote

Margaret Scott, Rachel Peace, May McFarlane and Olive Hodgkin exercising in the yard of Holloway prison, 1913. (From the archives of the Museum of London)
A suffragette being restrained by police, 1910 (Getty Images)
Olive Beamish, left, a suffragette whose photograph was taken without her consent in Holloway Prison, and on the right, Grace Macron. (From the archives of the Museum of London)
Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, addressing crowds in Trafalgar Square (From the archives of the Museum of London)

March, march — many as one,
Shoulder to shoulder and friend to friend

— The March of the Women, battle anthem of the WPSU. Composed by Ethel Smyth, Holloway prison, 1911

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