c. 1875 Carte-de-Visite (CDV) Photograph Portrait of Anna Dickinson, Historic American Civil War Abolitionist and Women’s Rights Activist Orator, First Woman to give a political address before the United States Congress, Choice Very Fine.Rare original CDV of the famous Abolitionist and Women's Rights orator and lecturer, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (1842-1932) on a maker, “S.H. Colesworthy” reverse imprint mount measuring 3.75” x 2-3/8”. Anna appears here in a three-quarter profile facing left as shown, coincidentally in a truncated version of the exact image shown on Wikipedia. She traveled America promoting the abolition of slavery, women’s rights, and she even claims to have criticized Abraham Lincoln to his face. She is famous for the phrase, “The world belongs to those who take it.”
Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (October 28, 1842 - October 22, 1932) was an American orator and lecturer. An advocate for the abolition of slavery and for women's rights, Dickinson was the first woman to give a political address before the United States Congress.
A gifted speaker at a very young age, she aided the Republican Party in the hard-fought 1863 elections and significantly influenced the distribution of political power in the Union just prior to the Civil War. Dickinson was the First White Woman on record to summit Colorado's Gray's Peak, Lincoln Peak, and Elbert Peak (on a mule), and she was the second to summit Pike's Peak.