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    [Woman's Suffrage] Victoria Woodhull, the First Woman for President: A Collection of Memorabilia. No history of the woman suffrage movement in the United States would be complete without a discussion of Victoria Woodhull, the first female candidate for President. In 1870, she started a newspaper with her sister, Tennessee Celeste Claflin (also known as Tennie C.), called Woodhull and Claflin's Weekly. Lasting for six years, it became known for its radical views on free love, labor, and the rights of women. It printed the first English version of Karl Marx's Communist manifesto and it exposed the adulterous affair of Henry Ward Beecher with the wife of his close friend, Theodore Tilton. Woodhull was nominated for President in 1872 by the Equal Rights Party, and Frederick Douglass was chosen as her running mate. For reasons that he did not publicly declare, Douglass never acknowledged the nomination.

    This rare lot brings together two cartes de visite, one of Woodhull and one of her sister, a copy of their newspaper, and a pamphlet of one of Woodhull's speeches. The CDVs are in excellent condition, with deep, rich toning. There is some fraying to the paper, but generally it holds up very well. It features a front-page ad (some would term it a ballot) for Woodhull. The 33-page speech was published in 1871. Despite some tearing along the spine, it is an extremely desirable item as it is virtually impossible to find a Woodhull speech, particularly one published by the firm of Woodhull and Claflin. Just a great lot!


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
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