Carte-de-Visite Vignette Portrait of the Anti-Slavery Author Rachel W. Moore. Abolition, Henszey, Co.

Carte-de-Visite Vignette Portrait of the Anti-Slavery Author Rachel W. Moore.

Philadelphia: Henszey and Co., 1860s. Albumen photograph measuring 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches on mount. Excellent condition with clipped corners and minimal wear. Near Fine. Item #List1401

Rachel Wilson Moore, a Quaker from Philadelphia who had strong anti-slavery views, traveled to the Caribbean and South America in the 1860s to try to save her ailing health. She published her journals from the trip under the title Journal of Rachel Wilson Moore, Kept During a Tour to the West Indies and South America, in 1863-64 With Notes from the Diary of her Husband; together with His Memoir. The book described the conditions of the enslaved people in the Caribbean, which she considered to be worse than the conditions in the American South. Offered here is a photograph of Moore, identified on the verso, from the Philadelphia studio Henszey & Co., likely from the late 1860s, showing an elderly Moore in a bonnet. We find no other records of the image.

Price: $375.00

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