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THE GREATEST AMERICAN WOMAN, LUCRETIA MOTT

JOHNSON, Adelaide) HARE, Lloyd C. M.

Published by American Historical Society, NY, 1937
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8vo, pp. 307. With several illustrations. Gray cloth, a fine copy in original dust jacket. This was suffragist, sculptor Adelaide Johnson's copy with her note on the end paper: "November 22, 1945" and inscription on the half title: "An all time historic character | from Adelaide Johnson to | Mrs. White | A choice and most valuable book | to a | choice and greatly valued friend." The frontispiece is a reproduction of Johnson's bust of Lucretia Mott. Feminist sculptor Adelaide Johnson had a flair for the dramatic. She switched her age around to suit her at different periods in her life, making herself much younger at her wedding and much older during her old age, although she lived to be ninety-six. She recorded in stone many of the high points of the feminist movement, sculpting portrait busts of feminist leaders like Susan B. Anthony. Her crowning achievement was a monument to the women's movement, erected in Washington, D. C., in 1921. Johnson indulged her taste for the dramatic in her 1896 marriage to British businessman, Fredrick Jenkins. She used every step of the marriage to make a statement. He took her name instead of the other way around, and they were wed by a (then rare) woman minister. The bridemaids were her busts of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. An early advocate of the women's movement, Johnson showed busts of suffragists Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and Anthony at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Bookseller Inventory # 54739

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Title: THE GREATEST AMERICAN WOMAN, LUCRETIA MOTT

Publisher: American Historical Society, NY

Publication Date: 1937

Edition: First Edition.

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