Circa .. .. Good. - A 9-1/2 inch high by 6-5/8 inch wide portrait, after a drawing, in black & gray on a cream ground has been clipped from a newspaper and mounted on a slightly larger piece of tan card. Signed across the portrait in black ink at bottom right: "Margaret G. Bondfield". There is some creasing to the portrait caused by the glue with which it is mounted. There area few tiny chips to the mount with a stain & numerous pencil notes on its verso. Good.
British union official and labor leader Margaret Bondfield [1873- 1953] was a lifelong advocate of improving the lives of working women, working towards this goal as a labor activist, suffragist and politician. A working class woman who started her career as a shop assistant, her reform efforts eventually brought her into the highest levels of government. She served as a member of Parliament in the 1920s and in 1929 became the country's first female cabinet official when she was appointed Minister of Labor.
LABOR; TRADE UNIONS; WOMEN'S STUDIES; WORKING WOMEN; WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE; NEWSPAPER PORTRAIT, AFTER A DRAWING, SIGNED BY BRITISH LABOR LEADER AND SUFFRAGIST MARGARET BONDFIELD.; SIGNED PORTRAIT; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; WORKING-CLASS WOMAN; UNION OFFICI