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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
Artist
Napoleon Sarony, 9 Mar 1821 - 9 Nov 1896
Sitter
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 12 Nov 1815 - 26 Oct 1902
Susan Brownell Anthony, 15 Feb 1820 - 13 Mar 1906
Date
c. 1870
Type
Photograph
Medium
Albumen silver print
Dimensions
Image/Sheet: 13.5 × 9.8 cm (5 5/16 × 3 7/8")
Mount: 15.1 × 10.8 cm (5 15/16 × 4 1/4")
Mat: 45.7 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14")
Topic
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace
Interior
Printed Material\Book
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table
Costume\Outerwear\Shawl
Religious\Cross
Photographic format\Carte-de-visite
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Female
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Literature\Writer\Magazine article
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Suffragist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Temperance
Susan Brownell Anthony: Female
Susan Brownell Anthony: Literature\Writer
Susan Brownell Anthony: Education\Educator\Lecturer
Susan Brownell Anthony: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper
Susan Brownell Anthony: Education\Educator\Teacher
Susan Brownell Anthony: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Suffragist
Susan Brownell Anthony: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Temperance
Susan Brownell Anthony: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Feminist
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
S/NPG.77.48
Exhibition Label
By the 1870s, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were household names, so much so that celebrity photographer Napoleon Sarony captured their likenesses at his studio in New York City. In this portrait, the two women are seated around a circular desk, which is reminiscent of the table where Stanton penned the 1848 “Declaration of Sentiments.” Contrary to popular belief, Anthony was not present at the famous gathering of women at Seneca Falls in 1848. Anthony and Stanton actu- ally met in 1851 and around 1858 forged an alliance.
Here, Anthony sits beside Stanton and points to a book, inserting herself in history as co-architect of the suffrage movement. Unlike many suffragists, Anthony was not tied to the home because she was single. She could therefore travel across the United States, disseminating Stanton’s ideas to the greater public. Stanton described their professional friendship as such: “I forged the thunderbolts and she fired them.”
Para la década de 1870, Elizabeth Cady Stanton y Susan B. Anthony eran figuras tan famosas que incluso fueron retratadas por el fotógrafo de celebridades Napoleon Sarony en su estudio de Nueva York. Las dos mujeres aparecen sentadas junto a una mesa circular que recuerda la que utilizó Stanton para escribir la “Declaración de Sentimientos”. Al contrario de lo que suele pensarse, Anthony no asistió a la famosa reunión de mujeres en Seneca Falls donde se firmó la declaración en 1848. Anthony y Stanton se conocieron en 1851 y formaron una alianza en 1858.
Aqui Anthony apunta hacia un libro, insertándose en la historia como coautora del movimiento sufragista. A diferencia de muchas compañeras de lucha, Anthony no estaba atada al hogar, pues era soltera. Así pudo viajar por todo el país para divulgar las ideas de Stanton a públicos más amplios. Stanton describió la amistad profesional entre ellas así: “Yo forjaba los rayos y ella los lanzaba”.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery