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    TWO HARRIET BEECHER STOWE SIGNED CABINET CARDS, CIRCA 1880S. Stowe (June 14, 1811 - July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and novelist, whose Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), attacked the cruelty of slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential, even in Britain. It made the political issues of the 1850s regarding slavery tangible to millions, energizing anti-slavery forces in the North. It angered and embittered the South. The impact is summed up in a commonly quoted statement apocryphally attributed to Abraham Lincoln when he met Stowe, "So you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this Great War!" This lot consists of two cabinet cards autographed by this novelist, penciled on verso on both images; her original signature she presented to the Manhattan Club Fair. Photographed by the Hastings, Boston, Mass. Gilded print.

    Provenance:
    Al. Emmett Fostell Collection

    Condition:
    Both images fine condition.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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