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15 June 2015


Like all the best men, Israel Zangwill was a great believer in his wife’s causes and ‘a staunch supporter of the women’s suffrage movement’ (p.765 of the invaluable book of that name by Elizabeth Crawford). But come to think of it why on earth wouldn’t you support the suffrage movement? It’s impossible to think of one rational reason. And yet millions of people did not support it. This is Israel and Edith, maybe on their honeymoon in 1903, although they look a bit weary and put upon so it’s probably more like 1910 or ’11. (Perhaps a clothes historian could accurately date the dress for us?)

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