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 with cardboard
Dimensions
H x W: 4 1/8 × 2 1/2 in. (10.5 × 6.4 cm)
Description
A carte-de-visite bust-length portrait of Sojourner Truth with the text [I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance./Sojourner Truth.] beneath the image. Truth is depicted wearing a light colored shawl and bonnet which is tied under her chin. She is slightly turned towards the proper right side of the photograph.
The verso reads [Entered according to the act of Congress/in the year 1864, by SOJOURNER TRUTH,/in the Clerk's Office, of the US District/Court for the Eastern District of Mich.].
There are no inscriptions, front or back.
Place captured
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Photographs and Still Images
Movement
Abolitionist movement
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Topic
Antislavery
Identity
Justice
Slavery
Social reform
Suffrage
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2018.17.12
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e0a0394a-2fd2-4b91-b2d7-a7b13bd42b20

Cataloging is an ongoing process and we may update this record as we conduct additional research and review. If you have more information about this object, please contact us at NMAAHCDigiTeam@si.edu

Share this page