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Title [Eldresses Antoinette Doolittle and Anna White, North Family, Mount Lebanon, NY]
Place Brooklyn, NY
Catalog Number noc004031
Accession number 1950.004031
Object Name Photograph, Cabinet
Date 1874?
Description Studio portrait of Eldresses Antoinette Doolittle (1811-1886) and Anna White (1830-1910). A newpaper article is pasted to the back of this card. The article describes "Eldress Antoinette Doolittle, a pleasant-faced, elderly lady, then made a brief address, ... She traced the various events which mark America as destined for the development of humanity ot its highest condition, and spoke eloquently in favor of woman's right to the franchise, saying that if the Ship of State was not fit for fremaloes the best course would be to cleanse and fumigate it.... Eldress Doolittle was listened to with deep interest, and was frequently interrupted by applause." The article likely describes the Shakers lecture at Steinway Hall in Brooklyn on November 22, 1874 and it is possible that this photograph was taken at the time of their visit. Doolittle and White were both in attendance at that lecture.
People Doolittle, Antoinette (1810-1886)
White, Anna (1831-1910)
Photographer William Richardson
Provenance The photograph was presented to the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon by Mrs. Julia Clough in August, 1950. Julia Clough was the former Julia Matilda (Mintie) Dalton, who joined the Church Family at Mount Lebanon on July 11, 1876. She married Henry Terry Clough, also a Shaker.
The photograph once belonged to Henry Clough, an amateur photographer himself, and bears his hand-written monogram on the back of the card.
Collection Photography, Primary
Number of images 4.0