JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER (1807-1892). Anti-Slavery Abolitionist, American Quaker Poet.c. 1870 Albumen Photograph of John Greenleaf Whittier about 6.5" x 4" with "John G Whittier" Signed below the image on white paper in rich violet ink measuring about 2.75” long Very Fine. Two small mounting holes at far left not near either the image or signature, two printed articles on Whittier are mounted on its blank reverse. Pleasing for display.
John Greenleaf Whittier was an American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Frequently listed as one of the fireside poets, he was influenced by the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Whittier is remembered particularly for his anti-slavery writings, as well as his 1866 book Snow-Bound.