The Fabulous Design Album of Mary Lowndes And Other Members of the Artists’ Suffrage League

Inside a book with a plain brown cover are wonderful photographs and designs for banners carried in the 13 June 1908 procession of The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS)

Mary Lowndes suffrage art for the Artists’ Suffrage League

 

The Design Album of Mary Lowndes (1857–1929) features her designs and those of other members of the Artists’ Suffrage League (1907–c.1918). Inside a book with a plain brown cover are stuck photographs and designs for banners carried in the 13 June 1908 procession of The National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS). We also see Mary Lowndes’ designs for the Pageant of Women’s Trades and Professions on 27 April 1909 and the heraldic shields for 50 NUWSS branches for a meeting at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1910.

Banners also hailed British heroines like Boadicea, Elizabeth Fry, Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie, Josephine Butler, Jane Austen, Mary Wollstonecraft and Charlotte Bronte.

Anyone could make a rallying artwork because Lowndes wrote a guide in 1910 to help women create their own Banners and Banner-Making, saying of the suffrage banners: “You do not want to read it, you want to worship it. Choose purple and gold for ambition, red for courage, green for long-cherished hopes … It is a declaration.”

 

Mary Lowndes suffrage art for the Artists’ Suffrage League

Royal Albert Hall leaflet NUWSS 23 Feb 1912

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Mary Lowndes suffrage art for the Artists’ Suffrage League

NUWSS procession on 13 June 1908

Mary Lowndes suffrage art for the Artists’ Suffrage League

NUWSS procession on 13 June 1908
Photograph, mechanically printed, gelatin silver chloride print on card, showing male and female suffragists from Westmorland, Cumbria amassing at the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies demonstration, London; supporters carry banners representing Kendal, Ambleside, Penrith, Carlisle and Keswick; pictured second left Canon Trench, holding the Kendal banner, fourth left Miss E Johnson; and centre Catherine Marshall, holding the North Western Federation of Women’s Suffrage Societies banner.

Mary Lowndes suffrage art for the Artists’ Suffrage League

NUWSS procession on 13 June 1908

Mary Lowndes suffrage art for the Artists’ Suffrage League

NUWSS procession on 13 June 1908

Mary Lowndes suffrage art for the Artists’ Suffrage League

NUWSS procession on 13 June 1908

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Mary Lowndes suffrage art for the Artists’ Suffrage League

Portrait of Henry and Millicent Fawcett and of Millicent Garrett Fawcett, President of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies

Mary Lowndes suffrage art for the Artists’ Suffrage League

Sketch for Boadicea at Houses of Parliament

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Mary Lowndes suffrage art for the Artists’ Suffrage League

Cover of Mary Lowndes Album

The album also has designs for postcards, Christmas cards and posters. The Album is part of the Women’s Library collection held in LSE Library.