Dr. Anna Shaw, Wash. (LOC)

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Dr. Anna Shaw, Wash.


[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]


1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.



Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).





Format: Glass negatives.


Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.


Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print


General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain


Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.11368


Call Number: LC-B2- 2501-13



  • Elizabeth Thomsen PRO 7y

    Reverend Doctor Anna Howard Shaw
    (1847 - 1919)

    "A leader in the women's suffrage movement, Shaw was a master orator for social justice, and the first woman to be ordained by the Protestant Methodist Church. She was the first living American woman to be awarded the U.S. Distinguished Service Medal."

    Source: Anna Howard Shaw -- National Women's Hall of Fame

    You can read or download her autobiography from Google Books:
    The Story of a Pioneer
  • Ted Sherarts 7y

    Thank you Elizabeth Thomsen.
  • budderflyman PRO 7y

    Interesting. She looks a bit masculine, but I do not mean that derogatorily. It perhaps helped her back in those days as very few women received doctorates in any field. Good for you, Dr. Shaw.
  • Xavier Jijón 7y

    Where did she graduated from?
  • Elizabeth Thomsen PRO 7y

    "In 1873, she entered Albion College, paying for her two years of education there by preaching and giving lectures on temperance. In 1876, she left Albion to attend Boston Theological Seminary. Upon graduation, in 1878, as the only woman in her class, she took charge of a church in East Dennis, Massachusetts, but the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church refused her application for ordination because she was a woman. It also took steps to revoke her preaching license. Finally, in 1880, Shaw convinced the Methodist Protestant Church to grant her ordination so she could administer the sacraments and continue her ministry in East Dennis.

    In addition to ministering at two churches, Shaw earned a medical degree from Boston University in 1886. However, she never practiced medicine."

    Anna Howard Shaw -- National Women's Hall of Fame
  • Jack Lo P. PRO 7y

    She looks strong. To do what she did, and when she did it, she would have to be very strong.
  • Xavier Jijón 7y

    Thank you Elizabeth Thomsen.
  • The Library of Congress PRO 7y

    Elizabeth Thomsen: Thanks for the additional information. We will update the source data and reload the description.
  • Linda 7y

    Thanks a bunch for the background info, Elizabeth. It's appreciated.
  • sony26 7y

  • Lucy B 6y

    I think this is also from March 3, 1913. Dr. Shaw attended reluctantly.
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