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Miss Eleanor Rathbone MP, 6 January 1931.

Miss Eleanor Rathbone MP, 6 January 1931.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


Head and shoulders portrait of British feminist and social reformer Eleanor Rathbone (1872-1946). Original caption reads: 'elected today with Sir Martin Conway for the English combined universities.' Rathbone was independent MP for the Combined English Universities, and a campaigner for family allowances and the cause of women's rights. She studied the position of widows under the poor laws, advocated votes for women, and denounced child marriage in India.

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