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Sojourner Truth (LOC)

Sojourner Truth




1 photographic print on carte de visite mount : albumen ; 10 x 6 cm.



Photograph shows Sojourner Truth in a three-quarter-length portrait. She is sitting at table with knitting and a book.

Title from item.

"I sell the shadow to support the substance, Sojourner Truth"--printed below photo.

Copyright 1864 by Sojourner Truth.

Gladstone's inventory notes: CDV54.

Use digital images. Original served only by appointment because material requires special handling. For more information see,

Purchase; William A. Gladstone; 1995; (PR 13 CN 1995:113)

Exhibited: African American Odyssey, Library of Congress, 1998.

Exhibited: Portraits of a People: Picturing African Americans in the Nineteenth Century, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, and other venues, 2006.



Truth, Sojourner,--1799-1883.


Format: Portrait photographs--1860-1870.

Albumen prints--1860-1870.

Cartes de visite--1860-1870.


Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA


Part Of: Carte de visite photographs from the Gladstone collection (DLC) 2010645102


General information about the Gladstone collection is available at,


Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):


Call Number: LOT 14022, no. 51


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