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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2010.69
People
Unidentified Artist
Sojourner Truth
Title
Sojourner Truth (c. 1797-1883)
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph, carte-de-visite
Date
1864, printed between 1864-66
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/274486
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Albumen silver print on card
Technique
Albumen silver print
Dimensions
9 x 5.3 cm (3 9/16 x 2 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: See Scanned Image. Two-cent Civil War stamp, cancelled.
  • (not assigned): Verso, printed: Entered according to the 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 Mich.
  • stamp: verso: Two-cent tax stamp, cancelled
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from Special Collections, Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library, Bequest of Evert Jansen Wendell
Accession Year
2010
Object Number
2010.69
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Timothy Anglin Burgard, "Edmonia Lewis and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Images and Identities", brochure, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1995)

Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, Enduring Truths: Sojourner’s Shadows and Substance, University of Chicago Press (Chicago/London, 2015), pp. 67-68, repr. p. 67, fig. 45

Sophie Lynford, Natalia Vieyra, and Joanna Sheers Seidenstein, "In Honor of Juneteenth", Index Magazine, Harvard Art Museums ([e-journal], June 19, 2020), https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/article/in-honor-of-juneteenth, accessed, June 29, 2020

Exhibition History

Edmonia Lewis and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Images and Identities, Fogg Art Museum, 02/18/1995 - 05/03/1995

A History of Photography, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/03/2015 - 01/03/2016

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