Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony — abolitionists and suffragists

[Portrait of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton]
[Portrait of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton]
[Rocherster, New York]: [1891]
Stanton and Anthony first met in 1851 at an anti-slavery meeting in Seneca Falls. Stanton was one of the leading philosophers of suffrage and human rights, while Anthony organized volunteers and directed the campaigns. When their efforts to have women’s suffrage included in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments failed, they established the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1869. In this portrait Stanton is wearing a dress with a pattern of chains, a powerful symbol that was adopted by both the anti-slavery and women’s suffrage movements.
Adelaide Johnson papers
[Portrait of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton], [Rocherster, New York]: [1891], Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed May 19, 2024, https://exhibits.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/baskin/item/4209