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The Resource Mrs Pankhurst's purple feather : fashion, fury and feminism - women's fight for change, Tessa Boase

Mrs Pankhurst's purple feather : fashion, fury and feminism - women's fight for change, Tessa Boase

Label
Mrs Pankhurst's purple feather : fashion, fury and feminism - women's fight for change
Title
Mrs Pankhurst's purple feather
Title remainder
fashion, fury and feminism - women's fight for change
Statement of responsibility
Tessa Boase
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the Museum of London lies a purple feather, once worn by the suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst. The plumed hat was an essential part of her ultra-feminine image. For over half a century, from the High Victorian era to the Jazz Age, it was de rigueur to deck your head with plumage, wings - even entire birds. An insatiable global trade in feathers brought birdlife to the brink of extinction: snowy egrets, crested grebes, jewel-like hummingbirds. At its Edwardian peak, the plumage trade was worth a staggering £2m a year to Britain - £204m in today's money. The struggle to save the birds was a woman's campaign. Its aim was simple: to stamp out the fashion for feathers in hats. Leading the fight was Etta Lemon, and she was known as 'Mother of the Birds'. This book explores two very different heroines: Mrs Pankhurst and Mrs Lemon - one lionised, the other forgotten - and their rival, overlapping campaigns
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StDuBDS
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Boase, Tessa
Dewey number
  • 941'.0823'09252
  • 941.082309252
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lemon, Margaretta
  • Pankhurst, Emmeline
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • Millinery
  • Women
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • History
Label
Mrs Pankhurst's purple feather : fashion, fury and feminism - women's fight for change, Tessa Boase
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781781316542
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781316542
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Mrs Pankhurst's purple feather : fashion, fury and feminism - women's fight for change, Tessa Boase
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781781316542
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781316542
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

Library Locations

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      51.5174517 -0.1883835
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