Monday, 25 November 2013

Marie Stopes by George Bernard Shaw, 1921.

LSE Archives Image Record
Marie Stopes (1880-1958), scientist and birth control pioneer, looking rather pensive and uncomfortable in front of the camera. This photograph was taken at a Fabian Summer School in 1921 by George Bernard Shaw.

Marie Stopes was a complex progressive very much rooted in her times. Scratch the surface with a lot of these characters and you tend to find the distasteful stuff, but the fact is she played a major role increasing people's knowledge, appreciation and understanding of sex and reproductive health.

Marie Stopes on Wikipedia
George Bernard Shaw photography