Original Author: Unknown
Created: April 1871
Medium: Albumen cabinet photograph

Matilda Joslyn Gage

This photographic portrait made in April 1871 depicts 45-year-old Matilda Joslyn Gage, a prominent New York feminist. As an author and public speaker, Gage was an ardent supporter of woman suffrage, Native American rights, and abolition. In describing herself, she claimed that she was "born with a hatred of oppression."