[New York: 1870s].
Captioned "Miss Tennie C. Claflin. (Broker.)" in print in lower margin. 4 x 2 1/2 inches. Some soiling, flaking to image at extreme lower right, about very good. Item #314535
A striking CDV portrait of Tennessee Claflin, who with her sister Victoria Woodhull, opened the first women-run stock brokerage, in 1870. Significant backing for the venture came from Cornelius Vanderbilt, whom Claflin had become close to as his personal medium. Part of the fortune the sisters raised from the brokerage was used to start Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly; devoted to radical and free love politics, it was the first woman-published weekly in the United States. (Woodhull would use it to launch her platform as the first woman to run for president, in 1872).
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