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Born in Manchester in 1882, Sylvia was the second daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, founder of the Women's Social & Political Union; the movement known as the Suffragettes which campaigned to get women the vote. Sylvia's father was the barrister and legal reformer Dr Richard Pankhurst, and regular visitors to her childhood home included the designer and socialist William Morris and the founder of the Labour Party, Keir Hardie.

The inside of a WWI submarine was creepy and claustrophobic

Manually operated valves aboard the salvaged German submarine Photograph courtesy of the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

Soldier defied WWI Army chiefs to take secret photographs in trenches

Self-portrait: Lance Corporal George Hackney , took candid images of the Great War when he was called up to fight in 1915. Despite filming without permission being banned, he risked facing the court martial by capturing the scenes from the trenches during the war

Lina Basquette, well known dancer and musical comedy star, rehearsing new steps for an upcoming production on a ledge of the roof of the Hotel Commodore, twenty-eight stories above 42nd Street, New York c. 1926. via Decaying Hollywood Mansions Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Decaying-Hollywood-Mansions/111378268883521

Margaret Bourke-White perched on the Eagle of The Chrysler Building, 1935 © Oscar Graubner / Time Life