Soldiers and Suffragettes: The Photography of Christina Broom


Bayonet practice for the 1st Irish Guards at Chelsea Barracks, in either 1911 or 1912 © Museum of London Pinterest


Uncover the remarkable story of one of the UK’s first female press photographers, in Soldiers and Suffragettes: Christina Broom at The Museum of London Docklands.

Broom became involved with the job at the relatively late age of 40 when, in 1903, she published her first news photographs as postcards. Despite her pioneering work, this is the first major exhibition entirely dedicated to her work.

Delve into an extensive cross-section of her images, many of which are on show to the public for the first time; having been kept in private collections.

Along with rare shots of historic events are a number of original glass plate negatives, letters, passes, notebooks, cuttings and postcards that, combined, give a good sense of Broom as a person and as a photographer.


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Museum of London Docklands

West India Quay
E14 4AL
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West India Quay (DLR), Canary Wharf (Underground), Canary Wharf Pier (River)

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