Friday, May 08, 2009

Elizabeth Cady Stanton - A Handsome Woman

Fairy Soap advertisement, Scribner's Magazine Advertiser, page 59, no date, c. 1899. Private collection. 1

It is a matter of satisfaction to women, who are, properly enough, worshipers of beauty that the movement for the emancipation of women has among its advocates so many handsome and cultured ladies. Lillie Devereux Blake is conspicuously a handsome woman; so are Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Emma Beckwith. Susan B. Anthony dotes on good looks and refined womanliness and has herself a noble face, with something in it better than beauty. Rachel Foster Avery has a delicate, thoroughly attractive face, and Mrs. Emily E. B. Cones of Washington is one of the most beautiful women in any company in which she appears. Lady Henry Somerset is noted for her good looks. And they all wear pretty clothes, too, bless them, every one of them.

'Woman's World In Paragraphs', column, British Colonist, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 27 November 1894, page 7

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Note 1 Victoria Sherrow identifies the Stanton 'Fairy Soap' advertisements as from 1899. For Appearances' Sake: The Historical Encyclopedia of Good Looks, Beauty, and Grooming by Victoria Sherrow (Westport, CT, USA: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001) page 3


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