"The Quakers Meeting"

This Dutch engraving shows a Quaker meeting in process. As moved by the spirit, any member could address a Quaker fellowship. And this meant Quaker women had far more freedom than did Puritan women. Here a Quaker woman takes her stand on a barrel to speak her mind. But this drawing is a critical one. Handwritten words beneath the picture ridicule the speaker's audacity, noting that St. Paul of the New Testament forbade women from public speaking.

Date:
1800 circa 15 years
Original Format:
Fine Print Illustration
Item#:
1620.0018
Height:
1907px
Width:
2715px
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