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Talk: Christina Broom: Close up / 25 June 2015

Soldiers and Suffragettes curator, Anna Sparham, Edwardian postcard expert, Guy Atkins and women’s history specialist Di Atkinson, will discuss the remarkable career of Christina Broom and review the role of the image in Edwardian society. There will also be an exclusive after hours viewing of the exhibition at the first of the museum's late night openings of the exhibition.

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Soldiers and Suffragettes: The Photography of Christina Broom
Friday 19 June – Sunday 1 November 2015 

For information on the exhibition and associated events see more here.

Christina Broom is widely considered to be the UK’s first female press photographer, beginning her photographic career at the age of 40, in 1903, when she published her first news photographs as postcards.

This major exhibition, the first entirely dedicated to her, will feature a cross-section of her impressive work including many photographs that have previously been in private collections and never-before-seen on public display. These will be joined by original glass plate negatives, postcards, and objects which build a fuller picture of Broom’s character and her career, including personal possessions, letters, event passes, autograph books, notebooks and cuttings books.

For more information about the exhibition click here.

Image: 'Bermondsey B’hoys’ from the 2nd Grenadier Guards inside their base at Wellington Barracks in either 1914 or 1915 © Museum of London

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