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Carte de visite photograph.(4 "x 2 3/8"). Harriet Beecher Stowe. . Published by E.& H.T. Anthony.

Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (1811–1896) was an American author and abolitionist. She came from the religious Beecher family and wrote the popular novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), which depicts the harsh conditions experienced by enslaved African Americans. The book reached an audience of millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and in Great Britain, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. After the start of the Civil War, Stowe traveled to the capital, Washington, D.C., where she met President Abraham Lincoln on November 25, 1862. What Lincoln said is a minor mystery. Her son later reported that Lincoln greeted her by saying, "so you are the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war", but this story has been found to be apocryphal.
Mount corners clipped, , some minor soiling and wear, overall Fine condition. 


SKU: cdv la 113  
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