Source 2a

A photograph taken outside the Houses of Parliament on 18 November, Catalogue ref: a. COPY 1/551


The man in the top hat is Dr Herbert Mills, the husband of the woman on the ground, Ernestine Mills.

  • What do you think had happened just before the photograph was taken?
  • Can you describe the scene in the photograph?
  • What type of photograph is this?
  • Why has this photograph been taken do you think?
  • How could this photograph be used to criticise the government?
  • How is this photograph useful for understanding the suffragette movement?
  • What is the value of photographs as opposed to written documents?