Sojourner Truth carte de visite

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Title Sojourner Truth carte de visite
Date 1864

This is one in a series of photographs of abolitionist Sojourner Truth, which was sold to raise money for her 1864 speaking tour. The carte de visite—an albumen print adhered to cardboard backing—was a new and affordable form of photography that was all the rage in the 1860s.

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