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This Suffragette doll is carrying a light-brown handbag with her name in ink - Miss Flora Copper. In her right hand she is holding a flag inscribed with 'Votes for Women'.

This doll may have been made to poke fun at militant suffragettes. Perhaps the name is a pun: ‘floor a copper’.

Women had been campaigning for the vote since the mid 1860s and militant suffragettes and law-abiding suffragists were active in Wales which saw some of the most widely-publicised clashes between demonstrators and authorities outside London. Equal voting rights for men and women were finally achieved in 1928.

Accession number: 13.41.11

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