Ready to use Exhibition

A Republic of Women

1125-6 © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
56 images

Overview of the exhibition

A look back at the genesis of women's struggles for the recognition of their rights and their emancipation, illustrated by portraits of political, artistic or even anonymous personalities, testifying to this fight, which is still relevant today.

Roger-Viollet | 157427 | Popular Front. Bastille Day parade : cleaning ladies, window cleaners... members of the C.G.T. (General Confederation of Labour, French union). Paris, on July 14, 1936. | © Collection Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
4222-6 DG
Popular Front. Bastille Day parade : cleaning ladies, window cleaners... members of the C.G.T. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 166832 | Young woman soldering with a blowtorch on a metal structure. Paris, circa 1930. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
3130-16 DG
Young woman soldering with a blowtorch on a metal structure. Paris, circa 1930.
Roger-Viollet | 173500 | Swimmers, 1925. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
1971-10 DG
Swimmers, 1925.
Roger-Viollet | 220105 | Art dealer on a boulevard. Paris, around 1930. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
18680-5 DG
Art dealer on a boulevard. Paris, around 1930.
Roger-Viollet | 221988 | World War II. Liberation of Paris. Group of members from the FFI (French Forces of the Interior), rue d'Arcole. Paris (4th arrondissement), on August 25, 1944. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
2165-13 DG
World War II. Liberation of Paris. Group of members from the FFI (French Forces of the Interior), [...]
Roger-Viollet | 232549 | World War I. Women working in an ammunition factory. France. | © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
350-11 DG
World War I. Women working in an ammunition factory. France.
Roger-Viollet | 306222 | Denise Hébert, French artist, driving a Citroën car at the Fête des Caf' Conc'. Montrouge (France), Buffalo stadium, circa 1925. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
15661-1 DG
Denise Hébert, French artist, driving a Citroën car at the Fête des Caf' Conc'. Montrouge (France), [...]
Roger-Viollet | 324153 | World War I. Women working in a gunpowder factory. France. | © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
894-7 DG
World War I. Women working in a gunpowder factory. France.
Roger-Viollet | 326733 | Young woman presenting a dress of yachting. Meulan (France), circa 1935-1937. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
9797-3 DG
Young woman presenting a dress of yachting. Meulan (France), circa 1935-1937.
Roger-Viollet | 327239 | Marie Curie (1867-1934) and her daughter Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956), French physicists, in their laboratory, rue d'Ulm. Paris (6th arrondissement), 1931. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
279-8 DG
Marie Curie (1867-1934) and her daughter Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956), French physicists, in [...]
Roger-Viollet | 366338 | World War One. Woman driving a streetcar in Paris. | © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
559-14 DG
World War One. Woman driving a streetcar in Paris.
Roger-Viollet | 378674 | Poster girls. Paris, circa 1900. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
4245-10 DG
Poster girls. Paris, circa 1900.
Roger-Viollet | 403426 | French fries seller. Paris, circa 1920. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
3927-5 DG
French fries seller. Paris, circa 1920.
Roger-Viollet | 411565 | Miss Harriet Stanton Blatch (1856-1940), American suffragette, during a meeting in WallStreet. New York (United States), circa 1910. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
4248-11 DG
Miss Harriet Stanton Blatch (1856-1940), American suffragette, during a meeting in WallStreet. New [...]
Roger-Viollet | 422483 | Demonstration of suffragettes at the Condorcet monument. Paris, on July 5, 1914. | © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
195-13 DG
Demonstration of suffragettes at the Condorcet monument. Paris, on July 5, 1914.
Roger-Viollet | 495583 | Municipal elections. First women's vote in France. Poster of the  Femmes d'action  (women of action). Paris, April 1945. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
4219-10 DG
Municipal elections. First women's vote in France. Poster of the "Femmes d'action" (women of [...]
Roger-Viollet | 504479 | Young women wearing horse suits. France, circa 1930. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
564-2 DG
Young women wearing horse suits. France, circa 1930.
Roger-Viollet | 509517 | Fishmonger. Paris, 1904-1905. | © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
567-3 DG
Fishmonger. Paris, 1904-1905.
Roger-Viollet | 542534 | Inauguration by the princess of Polignac of buildings intended for small housekeepings, financed by the Foundation Singer-Polignac. 1911. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
3816-5 DG
Inauguration by the princess of Polignac of buildings intended for small housekeepings, financed by [...]
Roger-Viollet | 546700 | Strike of young women working in fashion. Paris. 1910. | © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
1366-14 DG
Strike of young women working in fashion. Paris. 1910.
Roger-Viollet | 556453 | Mrs Decourcelle, the first woman driver, driving an autotaxi. Paris, bois de Boulogne. | © Neurdein / Roger-Viollet
1921-2 DG
Mrs Decourcelle, the first woman driver, driving an autotaxi. Paris, bois de Boulogne.
Roger-Viollet | 561625 | World War One. Demonstration of French and Belgian women volunteering to serve as auxiliaries in the army. Paris, January 11th, 1916. | © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
18866-1 DG
World War One. Demonstration of French and Belgian women volunteering to serve as auxiliaries in [...]
Roger-Viollet | 562110 | Draping corsages at Worth fashion house. Paris, 1907. | © Jacques Boyer / Roger-Viollet
1992-7 DG
Draping corsages at Worth fashion house. Paris, 1907.
Roger-Viollet | 563066 | Dressmakers ( Midinettes ) on strike. Demonstration at place Vendôme. Paris, May 18, 1917. | © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
1464-12 DG
Dressmakers ("Midinettes") on strike. Demonstration at place Vendôme. Paris, May 18, 1917.
Roger-Viollet | 580765 | Isadora Duncan (1878-1927), American dancer, surrounded by Albert Guillaume, Arnyollde, Edward Steichen, Antoine Bourdelle, Maurice Denis and Kees van Dongen. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
8572-1 DG
Isadora Duncan (1878-1927), American dancer, surrounded by Albert Guillaume, Arnyollde, Edward [...]
Roger-Viollet | 583837 | Pond of the Tuileries park. Paris (1st arrondissement), circa 1925. | © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
4368-1 DG
Pond of the Tuileries park. Paris (1st arrondissement), circa 1925.
Roger-Viollet | 617104 | Meeting of the committee for the women's right to vote, under the presidency of Mrs Maria Verone. May 1914. | © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
3895-5 DG
Meeting of the committee for the women's right to vote, under the presidency of Mrs Maria Verone. [...]
Roger-Viollet | 626793 | Magdeleine Chaumont, founder of the  Forces féminines françaises  (French feminine forces), circa 1940. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
4227-11 DG
Magdeleine Chaumont, founder of the "Forces féminines françaises" (French feminine forces), circa [...]
Roger-Viollet | 645954 | Paediatric school. Faculty of Medicine. Physiology of the nervous system class. Paris, boulevard Brune, 26. 1933. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
11018-21 DG
Paediatric school. Faculty of Medicine. Physiology of the nervous system class. Paris, boulevard [...]
Roger-Viollet | 654654 | Maryse Bastié (1898-1952), French airwoman. | © Collection Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
4248-12 DG
Maryse Bastié (1898-1952), French airwoman.
Roger-Viollet | 665979 | Café - shop selling tobacco products, stamps and newspapers. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
18680-4 DG
Café - shop selling tobacco products, stamps and newspapers.
Roger-Viollet | 668550 | Stains (France).  l'Humanité  newspaper seller. 1946. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
18680-2 DG
Stains (France). "l'Humanité" newspaper seller. 1946.
Roger-Viollet | 690833 | Claire Bonnardelle, French socialist suffragette. France, 1910. | © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
7211-7 DG
Claire Bonnardelle, French socialist suffragette. France, 1910.
Roger-Viollet | 715485 | Staff waiting room of a hospital in Paris, at the beginning of the XX-th century. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
4301-8 DG
Staff waiting room of a hospital in Paris, at the beginning of the XX-th century.
Roger-Viollet | 717333 | Doll manufacture. France, 1942. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
3942-3 DG
Doll manufacture. France, 1942.
Roger-Viollet | 754003 | Suzanne Lenglen (1899-1938), French tennis player. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
2389-5 DG
Suzanne Lenglen (1899-1938), French tennis player.
Roger-Viollet | 779984 | Student defending a thesis on Jules Lemaître. Paris, Sorbonne, around 1930. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
18680-6 DG
Student defending a thesis on Jules Lemaître. Paris, Sorbonne, around 1930.
Roger-Viollet | 790536 | Demonstration for the women's right to vote, in front of the Chamber of Deputies. Paris, 1935. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
1176-8 DG
Demonstration for the women's right to vote, in front of the Chamber of Deputies. Paris, 1935.
Roger-Viollet | 798531 | Jeanne Lanvin (1867-1946), French fashion designer, draping a fabric on a model. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
1267-7 DG
Jeanne Lanvin (1867-1946), French fashion designer, draping a fabric on a model.
Roger-Viollet | 827135 | Feminist demonstration during legislative elections. Women  voting  at an improvised polling station. Paris, 1914. | © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
1125-6 DG
Feminist demonstration during legislative elections. Women "voting" at an improvised polling [...]
Roger-Viollet | 839161 | Mrs Thévenin, lawyer, president-founder of the international Union of lawyers. Paris, circa 1925. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
4227-2 DG
Mrs Thévenin, lawyer, president-founder of the international Union of lawyers. Paris, circa 1925.
Roger-Viollet | 852833 | First women's suffrage during municipal elections. Paris, April 1945. | © LAPI / Roger-Viollet
871-3 DG
First women's suffrage during municipal elections. Paris, April 1945.
Roger-Viollet | 857016 | Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928), left, and Mrs Pettick, British suffragette, circa 1910. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
4246-10 DG
Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928), left, and Mrs Pettick, British suffragette, circa 1910.
Roger-Viollet | 860837 | First women's vote in France. Isoloir of a municipal election office. Paris, April 1945. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
9564-2 DG
First women's vote in France. Isoloir of a municipal election office. Paris, April 1945.
Roger-Viollet | 862398 | Colette (1873-1954), French writer. | © Collection Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
339-14 DG
Colette (1873-1954), French writer.
Roger-Viollet | 875036 | Marguerite Durand (1864-1936), French journalist, founder of the newspaper  La Fronde  and news director of the newspaper  Les Nouvelles . 1910. | © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
12599-4 DG
Marguerite Durand (1864-1936), French journalist, founder of the newspaper "La Fronde" and news [...]
Roger-Viollet | 882817 | Swimmer on the beach of Deauville (France), circa 1925. | © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
45-8 DG
Swimmer on the beach of Deauville (France), circa 1925.
Roger-Viollet | 915994 | Feminist demonstration. Paris, circa 1930. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
4245-24 DG
Feminist demonstration. Paris, circa 1930.
Roger-Viollet | 921966 | Bread carrier. Paris, 1908. | © Jacques Boyer / Roger-Viollet
568-12 DG
Bread carrier. Paris, 1908.
Roger-Viollet | 942785 | Milliner reading the newspaper  Le Petit Parisien . Paris, 1899. | © Jacques Boyer / Roger-Viollet
1740-3 DG
Milliner reading the newspaper "Le Petit Parisien". Paris, 1899.
Roger-Viollet | 954358 | Suffragettes leaving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Paris, circa 1910. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
4229-15 DG
Suffragettes leaving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Paris, circa 1910.
Roger-Viollet | 968023 | Propaganda by the League of women voters for the women's right to vote. France, 1925. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
1215-11 DG
Propaganda by the League of women voters for the women's right to vote. France, 1925.
Roger-Viollet | 971530 | World War One. Waitresses in a Parisian café. | © Maurice-Louis Branger / Roger-Viollet
846-7 DG
World War One. Waitresses in a Parisian café.
Roger-Viollet | 995031 | Marthe Bray (centre), French suffragette who founded the  Ligue d'action féministe pour le suffrage  (similar to the League of Women Voters). Paris, 1927. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
3564-4 DG
Marthe Bray (centre), French suffragette who founded the "Ligue d'action féministe pour le [...]
Roger-Viollet | 1073169 | Pantdress at the Skating Rink, about 1910. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
3911-2 DG
Pantdress at the Skating Rink, about 1910.
Roger-Viollet | 1085157 | Feminists demonstration. Suffragettes selling badges and copies of the newspaper  La Française , circa 1900. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
3256-12 DG
Feminists demonstration. Suffragettes selling badges and copies of the newspaper "La Française", [...]