Cabinet card of Sojourner Truth

Created by
Truth, Sojourner, American, 1797 - 1883
Photograph by
Unidentified
Subject of
Truth, Sojourner, American, 1797 - 1883
Date
1864
Medium
albumen and silver on photographic paper on cardboard
Dimensions
H x W (image): 5 1/2 x 4 in. (14 x 10.2 cm)
H x W (card): 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. (16.5 x 10.8 cm)
Description
Cabinet card depicting Sojourner Truth seated, wearing a dark dress and a white shawl and cap. Her right arm is folded at the waist, her left arm is resting on a small table. She holds knitting in her left hand. On the table are a book and a vase of flowers. Beneath her image is a printed caption that reads "I sell the shadow to support the substance/ Sojourner Truth." On the back in the center is a block of printed text that reads "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1864, by SOJOURNER TRUTH, in the clerk's office, of the U.S. District Court, for the Eastern District of Michigan."
Place purchased
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Type
cabinet photographs
albumen prints
portraits
Topic
Antislavery
Identity
Justice
Slavery
Social reform
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.207.1
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d7bed0ec-7974-42ee-a5f7-835669f2fa06
4 image(s)