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Título: 6 de Febrero, 100 años de la Representation of the People Act, primera gran victoria de las sugrafistas © Contacto
 
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ID:CON_01474090Referencia Original:MDRUM_Womens_Suffrage_in_Colour-Autor:Tom Marshall / mediadrumworld.coOrigen:DrummediaCopyright:2018 © Tom Marshall / mediadrumworld.com / Drummedia / CONTACTOPie de Imagen:Suffragette Mabel Capper was arrested in Bow Street in 1912. She wears the colours of the WSPU, with a purple, white and green medal ribbon. Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, editor of the weekly newspaper, Votes for Women, wrote, 'Purple as everyone knows is the royal colour, it stands for the royal blood that flows in the veins of every suffragette, the instinct of freedom and dignity. White stands for purity in private and public life.. Green is the colour of hope and the emblem of spring.' INCREDIBLE colourised images have revealed the struggle women’s voting rights in Britain on the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. This Act, which was passed on Tuesday 6th February 1918, granted voting rights to women over the age of 30. These women only received the vote if they were either a member of, or married to a member of, the Local Government Register, a property owner, or a graduate voting in a University constituency so it was only 40 per cent of women who were able to vote in 1918, but it was a start. Ten years later, the age limit was lowered and the law finally ensured that when it came to voting, women had the same rights as men. The original black and white photographs were painstakingly colourised by British professional photo colouriser and restorer Tom Marshall, from PhotographFix. Tom Marshall / mediadrumworld.com