Leading Women timeline image credits

Our Leading Women timeline sits proudly on the ground floor of Senate House (South block), available to the public for viewing. Here you can find information on the images we used to illustrate women's achievements through history, from the 1790s to today. 

Find all of the Leading Women timeline image credits below

Panel one

Sextant, Shutterstock/Dja65  

Teacup, Shutterstock/M.Unal Ozmen   

Hot air balloon, 1783, Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, public domain 

Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woma n, 1792, Senate House Library

Lamppost, Shutterstock/ Bikeworldtravel 

Woman in 1830s dress, The World of Fashion and Continental Feuilletons: A Monthly Publication (London, 1838). CharmaineZoe’s Marvelous Melange on Flickr, CC BY 2.0. 

Railway illustration, Travelling on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, 1831, by Moses B. Cotsworth, Raphael Tuck & Sons, c. 1894, public domain

Bedford College, by Basil Champneys, Academy Architecture 1914, pp. 42-43, public domain

University of London Supplemental Charter, 1867, ©Senate House Library

Queen Victoria, 1887, public domain

Ada Lovelace, c. 1840, possibly by Alfred Edward Chalon, public domain

London’s Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace, 1851, London: Read & Co. Engravers & Printers, public domain

Microscope, Shutterstock/ Zsolt Horvath 

Frances Mary Buss, public domain 

Charles Darwin, On The Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, 1859, John Murray, Wellcome Collection, CC BY 4.0

Sarah Parker Remond, c. 1865. Courtesy of the Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. 

Frances Power Cobbe, 1894, from Life of Frances Power Cobbe by Herself (London: Bentlry, 1894) public domain

Houses of Parliament, c1910, O. Flammger. London (Stengel & Co. Dresden), public domain

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co, carbon print, published

February 1889, National Portrait Gallery, NPG x8446. CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Meeting of SWPU leaders, c. 1906. ©LSE Library, The Women’s Library Collection, public domain

Royal Albert Hall, London Illustrated, public domain

Minutes of the Meeting of the Examiners of the Special Examination for Women, 15 May 1869, ©Senate House Library

Examination papers from the Special Examination for Women, ©Senate House Library

Mid-1880s daywear, unknown artist, public domain

Early female University of London graduates at Presentation Day, ©University of London

Electric light bulb, Shutterstock/Chones

Ship S. S. Dunedin, 1875, by Frederick Tudgay, 1875, public domain 

Woman with camera, c. 1880, George Eastman House Collection, public domain

Maria Beasley’s life raft patent, 1880, public domain 

Motor car, public domain 

Matilda Ellen Bishop, 1897 by James Jebusa Shannon, 1897 ©Royal Holloway, University of London

Match Girls’ Strike Committee, 1888, Daily Mail, public domain

Match Girls’ Strike Register, 1888, TUC Library Collections, ©London Metropolitan University, public domain

Eiffel Tower, 1989, Library of Congress print and Photograph’s Division, public domain

Cyclist Tessie Reynolds riding a man’s bicycle, 1880s, public domain

Beatrice and Sidney Webb, 1895, ©LSE Library, The Women’s Library Collection, public domain

Passers-by Looking at Window Display at the Headquarters of National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, ca. 1919, ©The U.S. National Archives, public domain

Panel two

Edwardian fashions, post card, public domain, CCO 1.0

Early hypodermic syringe, Shutterstock/ Channarong Pherngjanda 

Dame Louisa Brandreth Aldrich-Blake, by Bassano Ltd, whole-plate glass negative, 12 February 1925, ©National Portrait Gallery, NPG x158757, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Marie Curie in her laboratory, France, date unknown. ©Nationaal Archief, The Hague, public domain

WSPU leaders Annie Kenney and Christabel Pankhurst, c. 1908, public domain

Early aeroplane, 1903, ©Library of Congress’ Print and Photograph Division, public domain

Women’s Freedom League badge, c.1907-14, ©LSE Library, The Women’s Library Collection, public domain

Emily Wilding Davison’s funeral, 1913, ©LSE Library, The Women’s Library Collection, public domain

Envelope addressed to Emily Wilding Davison, 1913. ©LSE Library, The Women’s Library Collection, public domain

Ticket to WSPU procession on Sunday 21 June 1908, ©LSE Library, The Women’s Library Collection, public domain

National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies badge, c. 1908-1918. ©LSE Library, The Women’s Library Collection, public domain 

Elsie Fogerty, by Reginald Eves, 1937 ©Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Photograph of Dame Ethel Smyth, ©LSE Library, The Women’s Library Collection, public domain

Chorus of the Purple, White and Green March, 1910, ©LSE Library, The Women’s Library Collection, public domain

The Woman Worker: a journal, 1907, ©LSE Library, The Women’s Library Collection, no known copyright restrictions

Women’s Freedom League postcard for Women’s Coronation Procession, 17 June 1911, ©LSE Library, The Women’s Library Collection, public domain 

Suffragettes In and Out of Prison game, c. 1908, ©LSE Library, The Women’s Library Collection, public domain

Votes for Women rosette, c. 1913. ©LSE Library, The Women’s Library Collection, public domain

Elsie Duval’s hunger strike medal 1912, ©LSE Library, The Women’s Library Collection, public domain

Suffragette procession, June 17, 1911, ©LSE Library, The Women’s Library Collection, public domain

Studio portrait of Countess Constance Markievicz (née Gore-Booth) in uniform with a gun, c. 1915, ©National Library of Ireland, public domain

Soldiers in trenches during the First World War, Shutterstock/ Everett Historical 

Typewriter, Shutterstock, M.F.A.M Museum 

Helena Normanton, ©LSE Library, The Women’s Library Collection, public domain

Helena Normanton’s student card, ©LSE Library, The Women’s Library Collection, public domain

Members of the WAAC drilling in Hyde Park ©IWM (Q 54089)

Amelia Earhart, c. 1936, ©NASA, Women of NASA, public domain 

A Room of One's Own, 1920s, alternative cover, Roger Fry, Wikimedia_Commons 

Senate House under construction, 1932-1937 ©University of London

Ministry of Information campaign posters 1942 ©IWM (D 12032)

‘Go through your wardrobe: Make-do and Mend’ poster ©IWM (art.IWM PST 4773)

Car in Second World War, 1942, ©IWM, public domain

Publicity photo of Hedy Lamarr for film Comrade X, MGM / Clarence Bull, public domain

‘We Can Do it!’ poster, by J. Howard Miller, 1942, public domain

Hon. Assistant Section Officer Noor Inayat Khan (code name Madeleine), George Cross, MiD, Croix de Guerre avec Etoile de Vermeil ©IWM (HU 74868) 

Early women graduates at the University of London ©University of London

Simone de Beauvoir, Le deumième sexe, public domain

Sarojini Naidu in 1912, public domain

DNA spiral Shutterstock/ Blackboard 

Rosalind Franklin with microscope in 1955, from the personal collection of Jenifer Glynn, CC BY-SA 4.0

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953, National Media Museum ©Flickr Commons

Women War Workers, Shutterstock/ Everett Historical 


Panel three

Telephone, Shutterstock/ PlusONE 

Record player Shutterstock/ Trekandshoot 

Record Shutterstock/ Kristen Hinte 

Beehive hairstyle, Shutterstock/ Kristen Smith 

Jukebox Shutterstock/ VanderWolf Images 

Mary Quant, © JP Masclet

The Supremes, 1967, GAC-General Artists Corporation-IMTI-International Talent Management Inc, public domain 

The Beatles, Shutterstock/ Chrisdorney 

Contraceptive pill, 1960, Shutterstock/ DJ Cockburn 

Ford car, Shutterstock/ DJ Cockburn 

Valentina Tereshkova newspaper Shutterstock/ FedotovAnatoly 

Rotary telephone, 1960s, rotary phone by Diamond magma CC BY SA 3.0 

Colour television testing in New Zealand, CC BY 2.0 

Abortion Law Reform Association, 1967, Abortion Act, ©Wellcome Collection, public domain

Spaceman, ©NASA, public domain

Cassette tape, Shutterstock/ Ruiztome 

60s van, Shutterstock/ Nop16 

Bob Dylan and Joan Baez singing, 1963, ©US National Archives and Records Administration, public domain 

CCTV image, 1969 CCTV, public domain 

Gay Liberation Front calendar, 1973, ©LSE Library, public domain

Barbara Calvert, ©Jones/Associated Newspapers /REX/Shutterstock

Computer, Rama and Musee Bolo, CeCill

Pong, 2006, Atari, Public domain

IVF Shutterstock/ Vchal 

Margaret Thatcher, 1983, ©Dutch National Archives, CC0 1.0 

Walkman Shuterstock/ Ned Snowman 

Disco ball Shutterstock/ Rhyzhkov Oleksandr 

Dominica flag, Shutterstock/ Aleks_Shutter 

VHS tape Shutterstock/ ConstantinosZ 

Hotel du Lac cover design, ©Laura Pritsch

Older Lesbian newsletter, 1984, ©LSE Library, public domain

Space shuttle, 1980s, ©NASA, public domain 

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London, ©University of London

Panel four

Shutterstock/ Featureflash Photo Agency 

Tamagochi, Shutterstock/ Omeus 

Euro Coin, Shutterstock/ MPanchenko 

Compact Disc, Arun Kulshreshtha, CC-BY-SA-2.5

Gold medal, Shutterstock/ Tony Baggett 

Euro Star, Shutterstock/ Gary Perkin 

TV Set (for Space Invaders), Shutterstock/ Tortoon 

Victoria and Albert Museum, Shutterstock/ Kiev.Victor

Nelson Mandela, Shutterstock/ Mark Reinstein 

Benazir Bhutto, 2004, CC BY- SA 3.0 

Floppy disk, Shutterstock/ Gun2becontinued 

Mary Robinson, ©Mary Robinson Foundation

Berlin Wall, 1989, Sue Ream, CC BY 3.0  

Euro tunnel, Shutterstock/Gary Perkin 

Hubble Telescope, 2009, Ruffnax (Crew of STS-125), public domain

Spice Girls, Shutterstock/ Featureflash Photo Agency 

Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth, 2005, CC BY-SA.3.0 

Valerie Amos, ©SOAS/Rob Pinney 

Tate Modern, Shutterstock/ Richie ChanRoyalty 

Gherkin, Shutterstock/ Pres Panayotov 

Dipu Moni, 2018, ©University of London

Same sex marriage act rainbow flag, 2013, Shutterstock/ Dencg 

Girl Power, 2018, CC BY 2.0 

Malala Yousafzai, 2014, Russell Watkins/ Department for International Development, CC-by-2.0

Women’s March Washington, 2017, public domain 

London2012 Olympic crush barrier, Shutterstock/ The Picture Studio 

Statue of Millicent Fawcett, Shutterstock/ Alan Kean

Sophie Christiansen by Florence Skowron, CC BY-SA 4.0

Catherine Granger, Joanne_H, CC BY-SA 2.0

Medal, Shutterstock/ Tony Baggett