Cabinet card of Sojourner Truth

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Title

Cabinet card of Sojourner Truth

Description

Sojourner Truth 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."

Date

1864

Language

English

Identifier

NMAAHC-2013.207.1

Rights

Public domain

Original format

albumen and silver on photographic paper on cardboard

Physical 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)

Repository

National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.

Collection

Citation

Truth, Sojourner, “Cabinet card of Sojourner Truth,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed May 19, 2024, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/175.