The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography

Elizabeth L. Comstock

Elizabeth L. Comstock

The Quaker Elizabeth L. Comstock (1815-1891) of Michigan was known both as a prison reformer and for her relief work among freed slaves. She is sometimes called ‘The Elizabeth Fry of America’.

Photographer and location unidentified.

A pencilled inscription verso in a period hand reads ‘I am making these for sale at 25¢, all … [word illegible] cost goes to her charity.’


Code: 123311
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