Christina Broom

(1862—1939) photographer

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(1863–1939), British photographer who began selling her views of London in 1903, and by 1904, assisted by her daughter Winifred, was photographing a wide range of events: state funerals, boat-race crews, the effects of the First World War on the home front, the Life Guards regiment, and the first female police. Best known are her photographs of suffragettes at demonstrations and in prison. Her images show an interest in capturing individual identities, even when effaced by uniforms, or subsumed under collective activities. Her photographs are in the Museum of London, the Imperial War Museum, London, and the Harry Ransom Center at Austin, Texas.

From The Oxford Companion to the Photograph in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

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