CIVIL War Woman Suffragist Peterboro Ny Anna Fitzhugh Smith & Son Photos
Anna Carroll Fitzhugh Smith of a notable Maryland Family & husband Gerrit Smith operated an Underground Railroad at Peterboro, New York, Anna and Gerrit (cousin of Elizabeth Cady Stanton) were pioneers in the Suffrage Movement. An original Pair of Civil War era CDV photos 1 A Bust view of Anna Fitzhugh Smith, circa early 1860s, wearing an embroidered hood, reverse w backmark of photographer Powelson of Rochester & Buffalo, NY, and 2 A full seated full view CDV photo of her son Green Smith copied from a daguerreotype of him as a small boy, circa 1840s- he is wearing dress and pantaloons often worn by small boys of wealthy families of the era. Green Smith, born 1842 served 2 years in the Civil War as an officer with the 14th New York Heavy Artillery 1864-65 including the Battles at Petersburg.
Postwar he became a noted Professor of Ornithology at Cornell University and was also active in support of women's suffrage- Angelina Grimke was his patron. Each image with Minor stains, edge wear, Overall VG. Comes w bio info & military service info. Both images are identified from a Gerritt Smith/Backus family CDV album.
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