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Guide to I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance : Sojourner Truth, [1864]

Summary

Albumen photographic portrait on cabinet card featuring full-length image of Sojourner Truth; facing front but turned slightly to her left; in a dark dress with light collar, cap, and shawl; holding her knitting while seated; with her left arm resting on a small table that has a decorative table cloth and holds a notebook and vase of flowers. The room has a patterned rug. There are five spatters of ink or another substance on the surface of the photograph, along with a few spatters on the mount.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11049
Title
I sell the shadow to support the substance : Sojourner Truth
Date
[1864]
Extent
1 photographs, print on card mount ; mount 17 x 11 cm.
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials are in English.

Collection Overview

"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."--Verso of card mount.

Overview

Albumen photographic portrait on cabinet card featuring full-length image of Sojourner Truth; facing front but turned slightly to her left; in a dark dress with light collar, cap, and shawl; holding her knitting while seated; with her left arm resting on a small table that has a decorative table cloth and holds a notebook and vase of flowers. The room has a patterned rug. There are five spatters of ink or another substance on the surface of the photograph, along with a few spatters on the mount.

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I sell the shadow to support the substance : Sojourner Truth, [1864], David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


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Processing Information

Processed by: Alice L. Poffinberger, June, 2015.

Accessions described in this finding aid: 2015-0050-LUBMSS588