Picture of the day English actress and singer Lillie Langtry was born on the 13th October 1853. Read more...
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The March of the Women Collection documents the history of the women's movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Compiled over 30 years, it focuses on the suffragette movement and the role of women during the First World War, and features portraits of leading players such as Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst.
The colourful, glamorous world of the 1920s and 1930s jazz age continues to exert a strong pull on the popular imagination, and is perfectly encapsulated in images from the Jazz Age Club Collection, with its focus on cabaret, fashion, art, film and the stage in both Europe and America during the first four decades of the 20th century.