Susan B. Anthony Inkstand

This inkstand was used by Susan B. Anthony when publishing the woman’s rights weekly newspaper The Revolution between 1868 and 1872. The paper often functioned as the official voice of the National Woman’s Suffrage Association, founded by Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1869, though its scope was broader than just women’s voting rights; it also covered topics such as unionization, discrimination against female workers and divorce. The paper ceased publication in 1872 due to financial difficulties, but during its five years it reached thousands of women and fostered intense debate about the state of women’s rights in America.
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Object Name
desk set
associated person
Anthony, Susan B.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
painted (overall production method/technique)
black (overall color)
glass (part: bottle material)
mounted (part: bottle connector/connecting technique)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 26.67 cm x 15.875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Government, Politics, and Reform
Women's Suffrage
Woman Suffrage
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Womens History/Reform Movements Collection
Woman Suffrage
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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