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Lucretia Coffin Mott

Artist
Marcus Aurelius Root, 1808 - 1888
Sitter
Lucretia Coffin Mott, 3 Jan 1793 - 11 Nov 1880
Date
1851
Type
Photograph
Medium
Half-plate daguerreotype
Dimensions
Image: 11.6 x 8.9 cm (4 9/16 x 3 1/2")
Plate: 14 x 10.7 cm (5 1/2 x 4 3/16")
Case Open: 15 x 23.2 x 1 cm (5 7/8 x 9 1/8 x 3/8")
Case Closed: 15 x 11.8 x 2.3 cm (5 7/8 x 4 5/8 x 7/8")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution Conservation made possible by a grant from the Smithsonian's Collections Care and Preservation Fund
Object number
NPG.2009.32
Exhibition Label
Born Nantucket, Massachusetts
A devout Quaker whose activism proved unsettling to some members of her faith, Lucretia Mott assumed a highly visible role in the abolitionist movement. After joining William Lloyd Garrison at the launch of the American Anti-Slavery Society, she helped to found Philadelphia’s Female Anti-Slavery Society. Her concern for women’s rights was a natural outgrowth of her abolitionist efforts. In 1848, Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized the convention at Seneca Falls, New York, that galvanized the women’s suffrage movement.
Nacida en Nantucket, Massachusetts
Cuáquera devota, cuyo activismo resultaba alarmante para ciertos miembros de su comunidad, Lucretia Mott asumió un rol destacado en el movimiento abolicionista. En 1833, luego de fundar junto a William Lloyd Garrison la Sociedad Antiesclavista Americana, ayudó a fundar la Sociedad Antiesclavista Femenina de Filadelfia. Su preocupación por los derechos de la mujer era conse- cuencia natural de sus esfuerzos anti-esclavistas; en 1848 colaboró con Elizabeth Cady Stanton para orga- nizar la convención de Seneca Falls, Nueva York, que dio ímpetu al movimiento sufragista.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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Exhibition
Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits
On View
NPG, East Gallery 134