Carte-de-visite portrait 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 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
Media Arts-Photography
Type
cartes-de-visite
albumen prints
portraits
Topic
Antislavery
Identity
Justice
Slavery
Social reform
Suffrage
United States--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
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e0a0394a-2fd2-4b91-b2d7-a7b13bd42b20
2 image(s)