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Mary Walker advertising card, about 1910Mary Walker advertising card, about 1910

The only woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, Walker served as a Union Army surgeon during the Civil War and spent time in a Confederate prison. After the war Walker toured the country speaking on women's rights and dress reform. In 1974 her grandniece donated a collection of Walker material to the Smithsonian, including this advertising card used on the lecture circuit.

See also: Advertising, Civil War, Women's History

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