Carte de visite of minister and abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher

Sarony, 680 Broadway, New York, nd (1867-1871). Paperback. Very Good. Item #21-0134

4 x 2.5", his name printed below his image. Light soiling, scattered spotting which appears to be part of the photographic process else very good condition. Beecher spoke against slavery, held slave auctions at his church so that the congregants could donate money to free them, sent rifles after the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act to abolitionist settlers in boxes that were labeled "bibles." He went to England during the Civil War to speak against slavery and to garner support for the American government. Additionally, he supported suffragism, temperance and Darwin's theory of evolution. In 1874 he made major headlines by being sued for adultery by the husband of Elizabeth Tilton, the wife of his former good friend Theodore Tilton.

Price: $150.00

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