I predict a riot

If you watched Lucy Worsley’s recent TV programme on the Suffragettes, you’ll have spotted the generous use of, and reference to, old postcards. A selection of anti-Suffragette comics was featured, along with some amazing real photographs inside the WSPU headquarters




Picture postcards often feature in television documentaries, especially those with a transport theme, underlining once again just how important they are as source material for social history. A couple of the ones on the programme were comic cards on the theme of force-feeding, a deplorable practice. Should Millar & Lang have been ashamed of themselves for publishing such bad taste cards? Suffragette postcards are highly collectable, of course, and regularly sell for £100 +