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Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony As She Was in 1856 at Age 36 - A Signed Photograph, Dated With Her Birthday An extraordinary rarity, the earliest image of Anthony we have ever seen signed
1502. 15/02/1856. From the housekeeper’s collection and never before offered for sale; Signed images of Anthony are not common.Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820 and died in Rochester in 1906. She is perhaps the most widely known suffragist and has become an icon of the women’s suffrage movement. In 1848 she was working as a teacher and headmistress of the female department at Canajoharie Academy in Rochester, New York. She became involved with the teacher’s union when she discovered that male teachers had a monthly salary of $10.00, while the female teachers earned $2.50 a month. Her parents and sister Marry attended the 1848 Rochester Women’s Rights Convention held August 2, just a month after the Seneca Falls convention kicked off the women’s rights movement. Anthony joined that movement in 1852, and devoted the rest of her life to it. In 1854 she circulated petitions for married women's property rights and women’s suffrage. She daringly tried to speak at the U.S. Capitol and Smithsonian Institution in Washington, but was refused permission. She also began her New York State campaign for women’s suffrage, speaking and traveling alone. In 1856 Anthony became agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society, and the next year called for education for women and blacks. So by the time she was in her mid-30s, she was in the forefront of the movement.Margaret E. O’Neil (known as Maggie) was educated in Geneva, New York which is near Rochester, and passed her exam for a regent’s certificate in 1894. She came to work for Anthony as her housekeeper in 19 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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