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Cross-Dressing, Elopement and Travels with Percy Shelley: the extraordinary life of Margaret King

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Whilst digitising our collection, we discovered a publication whose author has a very interesting history...
Miss-Alicia-Walton

Alicia Walton and the Role of the 19th Century Superintendent of Nurses

While looking for objects associated with Leeds General Infirmary, Rebecca Fallas was drawn to a picture of this kindly looking but clearly formidable woman.
A black and white head shot of a young Victorian woman. The bottom of the image says 'Albert Sachs, Bradford'.

Anonymous Women in the Collection

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Assistant Curator of Social History Nicola Pullan reflects on the many unamed women in the collection on #Stories day of #MuseumWeek. 
Rosetta and Michael on their wedding day. Rosetta holds a bouquet of flowers, wearing a two-piece suit and skirt with white shoes and pearls. Michael has glasses, and wears a suit and thick rimmed glasses.

Fashionable Yorkshire: Rosetta Rowley’s Story

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“Rosetta grew up in Bradford and lived through the Second World War and its aftermath. She was part of a working-class family. Her clothes are simple yet stylish"