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Canada Tour / Calgary 1xPiP

Women are people!

This memorial is a tribute to the Famous Five: Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney, Nellie McClung, Emily Murphy and Henrietta Muir Edwards, all from Alberta.

The went to the highest court in the British Empire to appeal a 1928 Supreme Court decision. That court had ruled that women could not be appointed to the Senate because they were not qualified persons. On October 18, 1929, the Privy Council overturned this decision. This sculpture is also featured on the back of the $50 bill.
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12 comments

Jaap van 't Veen said:

Simply beautiful.
10 days ago ( translate )

Keith Burton said:

Beautiful statues and an interesting story to go with them. I like the way you have a real person in shot to give us some scale. Nicely done Aschi.
10 days ago

Nicolas Mertens said:

Excellent!
10 days ago ( translate )

Peter Castell said:

The Famous Five were a popular series of children books by Enid Blyton 21 books published between 1942 and 1962
10 days ago

Hélène Lombard said:

Beau cadrage sur ce statues étonnantes ..............je les connais !! Bonne semaine.
10 days ago ( translate )

Naturist said:

ziemlich klein die Dame in der Mitte zum Vergleich....
10 days ago ( translate )

Jenny McIntyre said:

Nowadays it seems strange to imagine women not being accepted as qualified persons!!!! It's great that statues etc have been erected to celebrate this momentous occasion
10 days ago

MaggsMep said:

I so admire all the women (and men) who fought to get rights for women that have led to us having the freedoms we enjoy today.
10 days ago

* ઇઉ * said:

Wonderful shots, Aschi!

What kind of world is this?! And all forms of discrimination against women are still relevant ...
9 days ago

Heide said:

Sie haben diese Hommage wahrlich verdient!
Vieles hat sich für Frauen dadurch zum Vorteil verändert - aber leider nicht in allen Teilen der Welt.
8 days ago ( translate )

Ecobird said:

A greatstory and fabulous sculptures Aschi. I particularly like the figure in the PiP. Beautiful bronze work
8 days ago

Jeanne chevillard said:

Superbe !!!
7 days ago ( translate )