Sojourner Truth, "I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance"

Albumen silver print from glass negative | 3.4 x 2.1in | 1864

Unknown (American)

Born Isabella Baumfree to a family of slaves in Ulster County, New York, Sojourner Truth sits for one of the war’s most iconic portraits in an anonymous photographer’s studio, likely in Detroit. The sixty-seven-year-old abolitionist, who never learne...
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