Belva Lockwood (1830-1917)

Mathew Brady

Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation

Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation
Pleasantville, United States

Belva Bennett McNall Lockwood was the first woman lawyer to argue before the Supreme Court. She drafted an equal pay bill for women government workers and was one of the signers of the Married Woman's Property Act. In 1884 and 1888, Lockwood ran for president on the Equal Rights Party ticket.


  • Title: Belva Lockwood (1830-1917)
  • Creator: Mathew Brady
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Physical Dimensions: Carte-de-visite (albumen), 4" x 2 1/2"
  • Provenance: The Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation
  • Subject Keywords: Woman lawyer
  • Type: Photograph
  • Date: ca. 1870

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